|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||3 Sep 1942||Howaldtswerke Hamburg AG, Hamburg (werk 828)|
|Launched||18 Sep 1943|
|Commissioned||29 Nov 1943||Ltnt. Friedrich Breckwoldt|
|Successes||1 warship sunk, total tonnage 39 tons|
1 warship damaged, total tonnage 36 tons
Sunk 9 Jan, 1945 in the Baltic Sea in position 59.26N, 24.07E by depth charges from the USSR anti-submarine vessel MO 124. 51 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-679 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.