|Ordered||15 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||3 Jul 1941||Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 30)|
|Launched||23 Apr 1942|
|Commissioned||6 Jun 1942||Oblt. Leonhard Auffhammer|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 3 February 1943 in the North Atlantic south of Iceland, in position 56.35N, 22.49W, by depth charges from a British Fortress aircraft (220 Sqn RAF/N). 46 dead (all hands lost).
Men lost from the boat
28 Jun 1942
Three crew members drowned while bathing at the seaside resort Heringsdorf-Neuhof when U-265 was based at the nearby Swinemünde for trials. [Obermaschinist Fredy Schönbeck, Maschinenobergefreiter Hinrich Engelkes, Mechanikergefreiter Helmut Fritz Wolfgang Olbrich]
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
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