List of all U-boats

U-746

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered5 Jun 1941
Laid down15 Jul 1942 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1549)
Launched16 Apr 1943
Commissioned4 Jul 1943Cdr. Biagini (Italian)
Commanders
30 Sep 1943 - 4 Jan 1944   Herbert Kaschke
5 Jan 1944 - 5 May 1945  Oblt. Ernst Lottner
Career
No patrols
4 Jul 1943-8 Sep 1943  8. Flottille (training)
30 Sep 1943-28 Feb 1945  21. Flottille (school boat)
1 Mar 1945-5 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Given to Italy in exchange for transport submarines and renamed S 2. On 10 September 1943 taken over by the Kriegsmarine at Gotenhafen after the Italian surrender and commissioned as U-746 on 30 September 1943.

Scuttled on 5 May 1945 in the Gelting Bay, in position 54.48N, 09.49E, after being damaged by US fighter bombers (XXIX TAC, 9th AF) on 4 May. No casualties. Wreck broken up in 1948.

Final location

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-746 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


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

Wynn, Kenneth