|Ordered||25 Aug 1941|
|Laid down||3 Jul 1942||H C Stülcken Sohn, Hamburg (werk 785)|
|Launched||28 Apr 1943|
|Commissioned||27 Jul 1943||Oblt. Klaus-Dietrich Steffens|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 26 June 1944 in the North Atlantic north-west of Ireland, in position 55.33N, 11.02W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Bulldog. 52 dead (all hands lost).
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in April 1944.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-719 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.