List of all U-boats

U-714

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered7 Dec 1940
Laid down29 Dec 1941 H C Stülcken Sohn, Hamburg (werk 780)
Launched13 Nov 1942
Commissioned10 Feb 1943Oblt. Hans-Joachim Schwebcke
Commanders
10 Feb 1943 - 14 Mar 1945  Kptlt. Hans-Joachim Schwebcke
Career
6 patrols
10 Feb 1943-31 Jul 1943  5. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1943-10 Nov 1944  7. Flottille (active service)
11 Nov 1944-14 Mar 1945  33. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 1,226 GRT
1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 425 GRT
Fate

Sunk 14 March 1945 in the North Sea near the Firth of Forth, in position 55.57N, 01.57W, by depth charges from the South African frigate HMSAS Natal and the British destroyer HMS Vivern. 50 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 2 ships hit by U-714 - View the 6 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-714 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Körner (30 Oct 1943 - 2 Nov 1943)
   Tirpitz 1 (2 Nov 1943 - 8 Nov 1943)
   Eisenhart 2 (9 Nov 1943 - 15 Nov 1943)
   Schill 3 (18 Nov 1943 - 22 Nov 1943)
   Weddigen (22 Nov 1943 - 30 Nov 1943)
   Igel 1 (3 Feb 1944 - 17 Feb 1944)

Attacks on this boat and other events

8 Nov 1943
An unidentified aircraft attacked the boat, which escaped unharmed. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 441)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in August 1944 but it was of course installed prior to that date. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-714 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.


The Snorting Bull - U-47

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel