|Ordered||16 Feb 1940|
|Laid down||15 Nov 1940||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 647)|
|Launched||9 Oct 1941|
|Commissioned||22 Nov 1941||Kptlt. Fritz Hoeckner|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 7,191 GRT|
Attacks on this boat
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 boatU-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.