|Ordered||7 Dec 1940|
|Laid down||29 Dec 1941||H C Stülcken Sohn, Hamburg (werk 780)|
|Launched||13 Nov 1942|
|Commissioned||10 Feb 1943||Oblt. Hans-Joachim Schwebcke|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 1,226 GRT|
1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 425 GRT
Sunk on 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 Wivern. 50 dead (all hands lost).
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.
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.
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.
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