|Ordered||7 Jul 1944|
|Laid down||3 Jan 1945||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 954)|
|Launched||1 Mar 1945|
|Commissioned||3 Apr 1945||Oblt. Karl-Heinz Rohlfing|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Scuttled on 3 May 1945 at Germaniawerft, Kiel. Wreck broken up.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-4712 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.