List of all U-boats




Ordered5 Jun 1941
Laid down13 Aug 1942 Danziger Werft AG, Danzig (werk 129)
Launched11 Mar 1943
Commissioned26 Jun 1943Capitano di Corvetta Athos Fraternale
26 Oct 1943 - 1 May 1944  Oblt. Helmut Münster
2 May 1944 - 3 May 1945  Oblt. Hans-Ulrich Hanitsch
No patrols
26 Jun 1943-30 Sep 1943  8. Flottille (training)
1 Oct 1943-28 Feb 1945  23. Flottille (school boat)
1 Mar 1945-3 May 1945  31. Flottille (str-b)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Given to Italy in exchange for transport submarines and renamed S 1. On 10 September 1943 taken over by the Kriegsmarine at Gotenhafen after the Italian surrender and commissioned as U-428 on 26 October 1943.

Scuttled on 5 May 1945 in the Ober-Eider near Audorf in the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Canal, in position 54.19N, 09.40E. Wreck broken up in 1946.

Final location

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-428 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.

An Elk

Media links

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

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel