List of all U-boats

U-127

Type

IXC

 
Ordered7 Aug 1939
Laid down20 Jun 1940 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 990)
Launched1 Feb 1941
Commissioned24 Apr 1941Kptlt. Bruno Hansmann
Commanders
24 Apr 1941 - 15 Dec 1941  KrvKpt. Bruno Hansmann
Career
1 patrol
24 Apr 1941-1 Nov 1941  2. Flottille (training)
1 Nov 1941-15 Dec 1941  2. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 15 Dec 1941 west of Gibraltar, in position 36.28N, 09.12W, by depth charges from the Australian destroyer HMAS Nestor. 51 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Wolfpack operations

U-127 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Seeräuber (14 Dec 1941 - 15 Dec 1941)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-127 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay