|Ordered||10 Apr 1941|
|Laid down||3 Mar 1942||Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 42)|
|Launched||7 Nov 1942|
|Commissioned||21 Dec 1942||Oblt. Robert Lübsen|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
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).
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.Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.
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.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Lion and Swords