|Ordered||23 Mar 1942|
|Laid down||31 May 1943||Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 67)|
|Launched||23 Dec 1943|
|Commissioned||28 Jan 1944||Oblt. Bernhard Meentzen|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Surrendered on 10 May 1945 at Bergen, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).
Transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 30 May 1945.
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-1272 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.