List of all U-boats

U-612

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down21 Apr 1941 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 588)
Launched9 Jan 1942
Commissioned5 Mar 1942Oblt. Paul Siegmann
Commanders
5 Mar 1942 - 6 Aug 1942  Kptlt. Paul Siegmann (German Cross in Gold)
31 May 1943 - 20 Feb 1944  Oblt. Theodor Petersen (German Cross in Gold)
21 Feb 1944 - 1 May 1945  Oblt. Hans-Peter Dick
Career
No patrols
5 Mar 1942-6 Aug 1942  5. Flottille (training)
31 May 1943-28 Feb 1945  24. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1945-1 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sank on 6 August 1942 in the Baltic Sea north-east of Leba, in position 55.03N, 18.05E, after a collision with U-444. 2 dead and 43 survivors.

Raised on 18 August 1942, repaired at the Holmwerft in Danzig and returned to service on 31 May 1943 as a training boat.

Scuttled on 1 May 1945 in the U-boat base at Warnemünde, in position 54.10,3N, 12.05,7E. Wreck raised in July 1945 and broken up.

Final location

Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from the boat

6 Aug 1942
During working up exercises in the Baltic U-612 sank after colliding with U-444. Two men from U-612 died. The boat was later raised and used for training. [Obermaschinist Wilhelm Merz, Maschinenobergefreiter Gerhard Ehrlich] (The I WO, Herbert A. Werner, described this event in his book Iron Coffins)

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -


Media links


Another Place, Another Time

Hirschmann, Werner


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U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

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German U-Boat Losses During World War II

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