U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-476

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
20 May 1944Bergen25 May 1944Lost6 days


Officers *

Oblt. Otto Niethmann

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-476

We have daily positions for all 6 days on this patrol.

Departure from Bergen on 20 May 1944.
21 May 1944 - 22 May 1944 - 23 May 1944 - 24 May 1944 -
Sunk on 25 May 1944.

Ships hit by U-476 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol


22 May 1944. U-476 encountered an enemy submarine in the Norwegian Sea, but neither boat attacked.

25 May 1944. U-990 saved 21 men from U-476, but was herself sunk a few hours later. 34 men from U-476 died (31 on U-476 and 3 on U-990).

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Attacks on U-476 during this patrol

24 May 1944
Following crippling damage from an attack by a British Catalina flying boat (210 Sqn RAF/V) at 07.18 hrs on this day, the boat was scuttled on 25 May. U-990 saved the commander and 20 men of the crew, but 34 went down with the boat due to bad weather that made the rescue operation difficult. U-990 was then herself sunk by a B-24 Liberator aircraft on 25 May. Three men from U-476 were lost.

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