List of all U-boats

U-471

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered20 Jan 1941
Laid down25 Oct 1941 Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 302)
Launched6 Mar 1943
Commissioned5 May 1943Oblt. Friedrich Kloevekorn
Commanders
5 May 1943 - 6 Aug 1944  Kptlt. Friedrich Kloevekorn
Career
3 patrols
5 May 1943-31 Oct 1943  5. Flottille (training)
1 Nov 1943-30 Apr 1944  1. Flottille (active service)
1 May 1944-6 Aug 1944  29. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Bombed in dry dock on 6 Aug 1944 in the Mediterranean at Toulon, France, in position 43.07N, 05.55E, by bombs from American B-24 Liberator aircraft.

Post war information (see more post-war boats):
Raised in 1945 and returned to service as French Millé from 1946. Stricken 9 July 1963 as Q339.

Loss position

View the 3 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-471 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Coronel 1 (14 Dec 1943 - 17 Dec 1943)
   Sylt (18 Dec 1943 - 23 Dec 1943)
   Rügen 3 (26 Dec 1943 - 28 Dec 1943)
   Rügen 4 (28 Dec 1943 - 2 Jan 1944)
   Rügen 3 (2 Jan 1944 - 7 Jan 1944)
   Rügen (7 Jan 1944 - 22 Jan 1944)

Attacks on this boat and other events

23 Dec 1943
An attack by a British B-24 Liberator bomber (Sqdn 120/O) on 23 Dec wounded three men.

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Men lost from the boat

23 Dec 1943
An attack by a British B-24 Liberator bomber (Sqdn 120/O) on 23 Dec wounded three men.

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Bobby

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