|Ordered||30 Oct 1939|
|Laid down||18 May 1940||Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 282)|
|Launched||5 Mar 1941|
|Commissioned||3 May 1941||Korvkpt. Eberhard Hoffmann|
|Successes||1 warship sunk, total tonnage 550 tons|
Sunk on 21 December 1941 in the North Atlantic north-west of Tangier, in position 35.55N, 06.08W, by depth charges from a British Swordfish aircraft (812 Sqn FAA/A). 44 dead and 1 survivor.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-451 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Coat of Arms of Kaiserslautern