List of all U-boats

U-277

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered10 Apr 1941
Laid down3 Mar 1942 Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 42)
Launched7 Nov 1942
Commissioned21 Dec 1942Oblt. Robert Lübsen
Commanders
21 Dec 1942 - 1 May 1944  Kptlt. Robert Lübsen
Career
6 patrols
21 Dec 1942-31 May 1943  8. Flottille (training)
1 Jun 1943-31 Oct 1943  6. Flottille (active service)
1 Nov 1943-1 May 1944  13. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk on 1 May 1944 in the Norwegian Sea south-west of Bear Island, in position 73.24N, 15.32E, by depth charges from a British Swordfish aircraft (842 Sqn FAA/C) from the British escort carrier HMS Fencer. 50 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 6 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-277 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Monsun (30 Aug 1943 - 7 Oct 1943)
   Monsun (17 Nov 1943 - 23 Nov 1943)
   Eisenbart (23 Nov 1943 - 21 Dec 1943)
   Blitz (25 Mar 1944 - 4 Apr 1944)
   Donner (11 Apr 1944 - 20 Apr 1944)
   Donner & Keil (20 Apr 1944 - 1 May 1944)

General notes on this boat

10 Jan 1944. U-277 had to be towed off after running aground. Damage from the accident forced her return to base.

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Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-277 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Lion and Swords

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


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German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel