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Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down20 Aug 1942 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1558)
Launched13 May 1943
Commissioned31 Jul 1943Cdr. Mario Arillo (Italian)
6 Oct 1943 - 17 Sep 1944  Oblt. Götz Roth
18 Sep 1944 - 29 Nov 1944  Oblt. Joachim Knecht
30 Nov 1944 - 20 Apr 1945  Oblt. Hans-Friedrich Puschmann
21 Apr 1945 - 5 May 1945  Oblt. Gottfried Dingler
1 patrol
31 Jul 1943-8 Sep 1943  8. Flottille (training)
6 Oct 1943-1 Apr 1945  24. Flottille (training)
1 Apr 1945-5 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Given to Italy in exchange for transport submarines and renamed S 5. On 10 September 1943 taken over by the Kriegsmarine at Gotenhafen after the Italian surrender and commissioned as U-748 on 6 October 1943.

Scuttled on 5 May 1945 near Rendsburg in the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Canal, in position 54.21N, 09.46E. Wreck raised in June 1945 and broken up.

Final location

View the 1 war patrol

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-748 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

24th Flotilla

Children's Figure

Media links

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

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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