List of all U-boats

U-425

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered5 Jun 1941
Laid down23 May 1942 Danziger Werft AG, Danzig (werk 126)
Launched19 Dec 1942
Commissioned21 Apr 1943Oblt. Heinz Bentzien
Commanders
21 Apr 1943 - 17 Feb 1945  Kptlt. Heinz Bentzien
Career
9 patrols
21 Apr 1943-31 Oct 1943  8. Flottille (training)
1 Nov 1943-31 Dec 1943  9. Flottille (active service)
1 Jan 1944-14 Sep 1944  11. Flottille (active service)
15 Sep 1944-17 Feb 1945  13. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 17 Feb 1945 in the Barents Sea near Murmansk, Russia, in position 69.39N, 35.50E, by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Lark and the corvette HMS Alnwick Castle. 52 dead and 1 survivor.

Loss position

View the 9 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-425 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Isegrim (1 Jan 1944 - 27 Jan 1944)
   Werwolf (29 Jan 1944 - 1 Feb 1944)
   Werwolf (7 Feb 1944 - 27 Feb 1944)
   Trutz (13 May 1944 - 6 Jun 1944)
   Dachs (31 Aug 1944 - 3 Sep 1944)
   Grimm (15 Sep 1944 - 1 Oct 1944)
   Panther (17 Oct 1944 - 10 Nov 1944)
   Rasmus (6 Feb 1945 - 13 Feb 1945)

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in December 1944. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-425 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Shoe on World

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