|Ordered||14 May 1940|
|Laid down||30 Nov 1940||Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 291)|
|Launched||13 Sep 1941|
|Commissioned||24 Dec 1941||Kptlt. Friedrich Schäfer|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk 4 Oct 1943 in the North Atlantic north of the Azores, in position 43.18N, 28.58W, by depth charges from Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (VC-9) of the American escort carrier USS Card. 62 dead and 2 survivors. (FDS/NHB, January 1993).
Previously recorded fate
- Sunk on October 4, 1943 north of the Azores, in position 45.13N, 28.58W, by Avenger and Wildcat aircraft from the American escort carrier USS Card. (Postwar assessment)
Notes. This attack sank the U-422 instead.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-460 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
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