|Ordered||25 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||10 Apr 1940||Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 276)|
|Launched||16 Nov 1940|
|Commissioned||11 Dec 1940||Kptlt. Reinhard Hardegen (Oak Leaves)|
|Successes||2 ships sunk, total tonnage 6,145 GRT|
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 4,996 GRT
1 ship a total loss, total tonnage 2,491 GRT
Sunk on 2 June 1941 in the North Atlantic north-west of Ireland, in position 56.38N, 10.24W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Wanderer and the British corvette HMS Periwinkle. 26 dead (all hands lost).
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-147 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.