|Ordered||30 Oct 1939|
|Laid down||25 May 1940||Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 283)|
|Launched||29 Mar 1941|
|Commissioned||29 May 1941||Kptlt. Jürgen March|
|Successes||No 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).
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.