|Ordered||20 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||28 Nov 1941||Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 37)|
|Launched||15 Aug 1942|
|Commissioned||7 Oct 1942||Oblt. Horst Hepp|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sank 12 Nov 1942 near Hela, in position 54.45N, 18.50E, after a collision with U-634. 29 dead and 19 survivors.
General notes on this boat
The number of survivors from this boat is probably 19 but one source has it at 79 which is a really incredible number.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-272 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.