List of all U-boats

U-717

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered10 Apr 1941
Laid down24 Apr 1942 H C Stülcken Sohn, Hamburg (werk 783)
Launched20 Feb 1943
Commissioned19 May 1943Oblt. Siegfried von Rothkirch und Panthen
Commanders
19 May 1943 - 5 May 1945  Oblt. Siegfried Rothkirch und Panthen
Career
5 patrols
19 May 1943-31 Jul 1944  5. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1943-31 Jul 1944  22. Flottille (school boat)
1 Aug 1944-1 Oct 1944  8. Flottille (active service)
1 Oct 1944-15 Feb 1945  8. Flottille (training)
16 Feb 1945-5 May 1945  5. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Scuttled on 5 May 1945 in the Wassersleben Bay near Flensburg, in position 54.49N, 09.27E. Wreck broken up.

Final location

View the 5 war patrols

Attacks on this boat and other events

14 Oct 1944
Two of the crew were killed and three wounded in an air raid on Libau (Liepaja), Latvia. [Matrosenobergefreiter Walter Steube, Maschinenobergefreiter August Großdonk]

1 recorded attack on this boat.

General notes on this boat

The position of loss for this boat is incorrect as the given position is inland it seems.

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

Men lost from the boat

14 Oct 1944
Two of the crew were killed and three wounded in an air raid on Libau (Liepaja), Latvia. [Matrosenobergefreiter Walter Steube, Maschinenobergefreiter August Großdonk]

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

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Bow tie

Media links


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


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

Wynn, Kenneth