|Ordered||23 Mar 1942|
|Laid down||17 Apr 1943||Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 66)|
|Launched||8 Dec 1943|
|Commissioned||12 Jan 1944||Oblt. Erwin Knipping|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Bergen, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).
Transferred from Bergen, Norway to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 30 May, 1945 for Operation Deadlight.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1271 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.