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Ordered7 Dec 1940
Laid down4 Sep 1941 H C Stülcken Sohn, Hamburg (werk 778)
Launched10 Aug 1942
Commissioned5 Nov 1942Oblt. Walter Pietschmann
5 Nov 1942 - 14 Dec 1943  Oblt. Walter Pietschmann
15 Dec 1943 - 2 Jul 1944  Oblt. Walter-Ernst Koch
3 Jul 1944 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. Freiherr Eberhard von Ketelhodt
No patrols
5 Nov 1942-31 Oct 1943  8. Flottille (training)
1 Nov 1943-31 Dec 1943  3. Flottille (active service)
1 Jan 1944-28 Feb 1945  21. Flottille (school boat)
1 Mar 1945-8 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Surrendered at Kristiansand, Norway on 9 May 1945.

Transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 31 May 1945.

Post war information (see more post-war boats):
Used for tests by the British and broken up at Hayle in 1950.

Final location

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-712 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.

Angel drinking Rum

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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