|Ordered||16 Oct 1939|
|Laid down||7 Feb 1940||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 538)|
|Launched||24 Jan 1941|
|Commissioned||20 Mar 1941||Oblt. Herwig Collmann|
|Successes||6 ships sunk, total tonnage 37,287 GRT|
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 3,359 GRT
Sunk on 19 February 1943 in the Mediterranean Sea north-east of Bengazi, in position 32.57N, 20.54E, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Isis and the British escort destroyer HMS Hursley, after being located by a British Wellington aircraft (38 Sqn RAF/S). 49 dead (all hands lost).
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Men lost from the boat
6 Dec 1941
4 men from the boat were injured in an accident while reloading torpedoes.
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
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