List of all U-boats

U-272

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered20 Jan 1941
Laid down28 Nov 1941 Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 37)
Launched15 Aug 1942
Commissioned7 Oct 1942Oblt. Horst Hepp
Commanders
7 Oct 1942 - 12 Nov 1942   Horst Hepp (German Cross in Gold)
Career
No patrols
7 Oct 1942-12 Nov 1942  8. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sank 12 Nov 1942 near Hela, in position 54.45N, 18.50E, after a collision with U-634. 29 dead and 19 survivors.

Loss position

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.


Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel