|Ordered||21 Nov 1940|
|Laid down||22 Jul 1941||F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1521)|
|Launched||4 Jul 1942|
|Commissioned||12 Sep 1942||Oblt. Kurt Böhme|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk 10 March, 1944 in the western Mediterranean south of Ostia, in position 41.11N, 12.27E, by depth charges from the British escort destroyers HMS Blankney, HMS Blencathra, HMS Brecon and HMS Exmoor and the US destroyer USS Madison. 42 survivors (no casualties).
Attacks on this boat
6 Jun 1943
A British B-17 Flying Fortress (RAF Sqdn 220/A) caught U-450 on the surface 250km SE of Iceland, killing one crewman and wounding 7 others. The boat was severely damaged and only managed to reach base at Brest with assistance of other U-boats.
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from the boat
6 Jun 1943
A British B-17 aircraft (Sqdn 220/A) caught the U-450 on the surface on 6 June wounding 7 men. Boat was heavily damaged and reached the base at Brest only with assistance of other boats.
5 Feb 1944
One man was washed overboard in the Mediterranean. [Matrosengefreiter Thomas Heneka]
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
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