|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||13 Feb 1942||Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 317)|
|Launched||25 Sep 1943|
|Commissioned||1 Dec 1943||Kptlt. Hartmut Graf von Matuschka |
Freiherr von Toppolczan und Spaetgen
|Successes||4 ships sunk, total tonnage 31,611 GRT|
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,010 tons
Sunk on 25 November 1944 in the North Atlantic west of the Shetland Islands, in position 60.18N, 04.52W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Ascension, after being located by a Norwegian Sunderland aircraft (330 Sqn RAF/G) on 24 November 1944. 48 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, April 2005).
Previously recorded fate
- Went missing in December 1944 in the North Channel. Possibly lost to mines north-west of Malin Head around 7 Dec in the minefields A1 or A2 which crossed its route. (FDS/NHB, August 1993)
- Sunk 16 Jan, 1945 in the Northern Channel, in position 55.30N,
05.53W, by depth charges from the British sloops HMS Peacock, HMS Starling, HMS Hart and HMS Amethyst and the British frigate HMS Loch Craggie. (Postwar assessment)
Notes. This attack was actually directed against a nonsub target.
General notes on this boat
15 Jan 1945. Change in attribution
Two ships were believed to have been torpedoed and damaged by U-482 on 15 Jan, 1945. The assailant was actually U-1172 - U-482 was sunk with all hands on 25 Nov. 1944. U-1172 was sunk 16 Jan. 1945.
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in June 1944.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-482 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.
Frog with Crown