List of all U-boats

U-215

Type

VIID

 
Ordered16 Feb 1940
Laid down15 Nov 1940 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 647)
Launched9 Oct 1941
Commissioned22 Nov 1941Kptlt. Fritz Hoeckner
Commanders
22 Nov 1941 - 3 Jul 1942  KrvKpt. Fritz Hoeckner
Career
1 patrol
22 Nov 1941-30 Jun 1942  5. Flottille (training)
1 Jul 1942-3 Jul 1942  9. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 7,191 GRT
Fate

Sunk 3 July 1942 in the North Atlantic east of Boston, USA in position 41.48N, 66.38W by depth charges from the British anti-submarine trawler HMS Le Tiger. 48 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 1 ships hit by U-215 - View the 1 war patrol

Attacks on this boat and other events

13 Jun 1942
The outbound boat was bombed and damaged by an aircraft in the North Sea, but was able to continue patrol after repairing the damage. (Sources: Ritschel)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

General notes on this boat

13 Jul 2004. U-215 found off Nova Scotia
July 13, 2004 - The boat, lost on a mine-laying operation in Canadian waters, was finally located at a depth of 300ft some 200 miles off Shelburne, Nova Scotia. She is the first U-boat wreck to be discovered in Canadian waters.

Annoucements related to this boat

U-215 has been located (16 Jul 2004)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-215 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.


Rodent

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay


Dive into History

Keatts, Henry C. and Farr, George C.