|Ordered||23 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||1 Nov 1940||Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 17)|
|Launched||14 Aug 1941|
|Commissioned||4 Oct 1941||Kptlt. Günther Schiebusch|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 1,355 GRT|
Sunk at 2230hrs on 14 April, 1942 in the North Atlantic south-west of Ireland, in approximate position 47. 00N, 18.14W, by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Stork and the British corvette HMS Vetch. 44 dead (all hands lost).
General notes on this boat
6 Apr 1942. On 6 April, 1942, espionage agent Ib Riis was landed in Iceland by this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-252 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.