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 25 Aug 1941 in the North Sea south-east of Iceland, in position 61.30N, 15.30W, by depth charges from the British Anti-Submarine Trawler HMS Vascama and depth charges from a British Catalina aircraft (Sqdn. 209/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