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Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down19 Aug 1942 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1557)
Launched13 May 1943
Commissioned17 Jul 1943Cdr. Rigoli (Italian)
5 Oct 1943 - May, 1944  Oblt. Erich Jewinski
May, 1944 - 9 Apr 1945  Oblt. G√ľnter Zahnow
No patrols
17 Jul 1943-8 Sep 1943  8. Flottille (training)
5 Oct 1943-1 Apr 1945  24. Flottille (training)
1 Apr 1945-9 Apr 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Given to Italy in exchange for transport submarines and renamed S 3. On 10 September 1943 taken over by the Kriegsmarine at Gotenhafen after the Italian surrender and commissioned as U-747 on 5 October 1943.

Scuttled on 5 May 1945 at Hamburg-Finkenwerder in box No.3 of U-boat pen Fink II, in position 53.32,6N, 09.51.3E, after being badly damaged in the U-boat pen by bombs during US air raid (8th AF) on 9 April 1945. Wreck broken up.

Loss position

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-747 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.

Crew X/39

Media links

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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

Wynn, Kenneth

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