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Ordered5 Jun 1941
Laid down30 Aug 1942 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 368)
Launched3 Apr 1943
Commissioned16 Jun 1943Fregkpt. Kurt Sturm
16 Jun 1943 - 18 Apr 1944  FrgKpt. Kurt Sturm
18 Apr 1944 - 31 Dec 1944  Oblt. Heinrich Niemeyer (German Cross in Gold)
3 patrols
16 Jun 1943-31 Dec 1943  4. Flottille (training)
1 Jan 1944-30 Sep 1944  2. Flottille (active service)
1 Oct 1944-31 Dec 1944  33. Flottille (active service)
Successes2 ships sunk, total tonnage 8,371 GRT
1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 750 GRT

Decommissioned on 31 December 1944 at Stettin, after being badly damaged by air-laid mines in the British minefield Deodar in the Gironde near Pauillac on 11 August 1944.

Hulk captured by Soviet forces at Stettin in April 1945 and later broken up.

Loss position

See the 3 ships hit by U-547 - View the 3 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-547 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Rügen 1 (5 Jan 1944 - 7 Jan 1944)
   Rügen (7 Jan 1944 - 26 Jan 1944)
   Stürmer (26 Jan 1944 - 3 Feb 1944)
   Igel 1 (3 Feb 1944 - 17 Feb 1944)

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-547 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.

Pulling plug on UK

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

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