|Ordered||10 Apr 1941|
|Laid down||17 Oct 1942||Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 308)|
|Launched||3 Jul 1943|
|Commissioned||18 Aug 1943||Oblt. Karl-Joachim Jenssen|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 3 June 1944 in the Norwegian Sea west of Trondheim, Norway, in position 63.59N, 01.37E, by depth charges from a Canadian Canso aircraft (162 Sqn RCAF/T). 51 dead (all hands lost).
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in May 1944.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-477 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Cow's head and U-boat