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Ordered6 Aug 1940
Laid down1 Jul 1941 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1507)
Launched30 Apr 1942
Commissioned11 Jul 1942Oblt. Friedrich-Wilhelm Bothe
11 Jul 1942 - 7 May 1943  Kptlt. Friedrich Bothe
2 patrols
11 Jul 1942-28 Feb 1943  8. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1943-7 May 1943  9. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 7 May 1943 in the North Atlantic west of Gibraltar, in position 35.30N, 11.55W, by depth charges from two British Hudson aircraft (233 Sqn RAF/X & I). 48 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 2 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-447 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Neuland (4 Mar 1943 - 6 Mar 1943)
   Ostmark (6 Mar 1943 - 11 Mar 1943)
   Drossel (29 Apr 1943 - 7 May 1943)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-447 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.

Clover and 7

Media links

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel