List of all U-boats




Ordered30 Oct 1939
Laid down25 May 1940 Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 283)
Launched29 Mar 1941
Commissioned29 May 1941Kptlt. Jürgen March
29 May 1941 - 25 Aug 1941  Kptlt. Jürgen March
1 patrol
29 May 1941-1 Aug 1941  3. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1941-25 Aug 1941  3. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 25 August 1941 in the North Atlantic south of Iceland, in position 61.30N, 15.30W, by depth charges from the British A/S trawler HMS Vascama and from a British Catalina aircraft (209 Sqn RAF/J). 42 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-452 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

Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay