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Ordered7 Dec 1940
Laid down18 Oct 1941 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 657)
Launched9 Jul 1942
Commissioned22 Aug 1942Oblt. Jürgen Kuntze
22 Aug 1942 - 30 Apr 1943  Kptlt. Jürgen Kuntze
1 patrol
22 Aug 1942-1 Apr 1943  5. Flottille (training)
1 Apr 1943-30 Apr 1943  7. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 30 April 1943 in the Norwegian Sea north of the Faeroe Islands, in position 64.05N, 06.40W, by depth charges from an Australian Hampden aircraft (455 Sqn RAAF/X). 49 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-227 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 3 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

The Olympic Rings - Crew 36

The Snorting Bull - U-47

Minesweeper Decoration

Media links

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

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel