List of all U-boats

U-475

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered10 Apr 1941
Laid down5 Sep 1942 Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 306)
Launched28 May 1943
Commissioned7 Jul 1943Oblt. Otto Stoeffler
Commanders
7 Jul 1943 - 3 May 1945  Kptlt. Otto Stoeffler
Career
4 patrols
7 Jul 1943-31 Jul 1944  5. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1944-15 Feb 1945  8. Flottille (active service)
16 Feb 1945-3 May 1945  4. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 warship sunk, total tonnage 720 tons
1 warship damaged, total tonnage 56 tons
Fate

Scuttled on 3 May 1945 at Kiel-Wik in position 54.19N, 10.10E. Wreck broken up in 1947.

Final location

See the 2 ships hit by U-475 - View the 4 war patrols

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-475 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.


Coat of Arms of Düsseldorf

Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


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