|Ordered||10 Apr 1941|
|Laid down||29 Dec 1941||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 623)|
|Launched||16 Sep 1942|
|Commissioned||5 Nov 1942||Kptlt. Willi Hertin|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Left Kiel, Germany on 22 July, 1943.
Missing since 28 July, 1943 north of the Shetland Islands, position unknown, possibly mined. 48 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-647 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
U-boats Missing in Action.