|Ordered||15 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||17 May 1941||Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 296)|
|Launched||30 Mar 1942|
|Commissioned||20 May 1942||Kptlt. Heinz Wolf|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 2 May 1943 in the Bay of Biscay north-west of Cape Ortegal, Spain, in position 44.48N, 08.58W, by depth charges from an Australian Sunderland aircraft (461 Sqn RAAF/M). 48 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, November 1989).
Previously recorded fate
U-465 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Panzer (23 Nov 1942 - 11 Dec 1942)
Raufbold (11 Dec 1942 - 12 Dec 1942)
Landsknecht (19 Jan 1943 - 28 Jan 1943)
Pfeil (1 Feb 1943 - 8 Feb 1943)
Attacks on this boat and other events
6 Feb 1943
The boat was attacked by an Allied aircraft during a convoy action and had to abort its attack due to damage. (Sources: BdU KTB)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-465 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
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