List of all U-boats
|Ordered||16 Feb 1940|
|Laid down||15 Nov 1940||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 647)|
|Launched||9 Oct 1941|
|Commissioned||22 Nov 1941||Kptlt. Fritz Hoeckner|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 7,191 GRT|
Sunk on 3 July 1942 in the North Atlantic east of Boston, in position 41.48N, 66.38W, by depth charges from the British anti-submarine trawler HMS Le Tiger. 48 dead (all hands lost).
Attacks on this boat and other events
13 Jun 1942
The outbound boat was bombed and damaged by an aircraft in the North Sea, but was able to continue patrol after repairing the damage. (Sources: Ritschel)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
General notes on this boat
13 Jul 2004. U-215 found off Nova Scotia
July 13 2004 - The boat, lost on her first patrol, was finally located at a depth of 270ft (82 m) about 130 miles (209 km) SSW of Shelburne, Nova Scotia. She was the first U-boat wreck discovered in Canadian waters: Discovery of the U-215
Annoucements related to this boatU-215 has been located (16 Jul 2004)
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-215 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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