List of all U-boats

U-1272

Type

VIIC/41

 
Ordered23 Mar 1942
Laid down31 May 1943 Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 67)
Launched23 Dec 1943
Commissioned28 Jan 1944Oblt. Bernhard Meentzen
Commanders
29 Jan 1944 - 2 Jul 1944  Oblt. Bernhard Meentzen
3 Jul 1944 - 10 May 1945  Oblt. Hans Schatteburg
Career
1 patrol
28 Jan 1944-28 Feb 1945  8. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1945-8 May 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surrendered on 10 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)
Sunk on 8 Dec, 1945 in position 55.50N, 10.05W.

Final location

Blue marker shows final fate during Operation Deadlight. Orange marker shows German surrender.

View the 1 war patrol

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1272 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris