List of all U-boats




Ordered7 Dec 1940
Laid down4 Sep 1941 H C Stülcken Sohn, Hamburg (werk 778)
Launched10 Aug 1942
Commissioned5 Nov 1942Oblt. Walter Pietschmann
5 Nov 1942 - 14 Dec 1943  Oblt. Walter Pietschmann
15 Dec 1943 - 2 Jul 1944  Oblt. Walter-Ernst Koch
3 Jul 1944 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. Freiherr Eberhard von Ketelhodt
No patrols
5 Nov 1942-31 Oct 1943  8. Flottille (training)
1 Nov 1943-31 Dec 1943  3. Flottille (active service)
1 Jan 1944-28 Feb 1945  21. Flottille (school boat)
1 Mar 1945-8 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Surrendered at Kristiansand, Norway on 9 May 1945.

Transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 31 May 1945.

Post war information (see more post-war boats):
Used for tests by the British and broken up at Hayle in 1950.

Final location

Blue marker shows the final fate of the boat after the war. Orange marker shows German surrender. Map is click-able and zoom-able.

Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-712 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

Angel drinking Rum

Media links

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay
($ 47.95)
(EUR 49.08)

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth