List of all U-boats

U-1273

Type

VIIC/41

 
Ordered23 Mar 1942
Laid down7 Jun 1943 Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 68)
Launched10 Jan 1944
Commissioned16 Feb 1944Oblt. Karl-Heinz Voswinkel
Commanders
16 Feb 1944 - 6 Jul 1944  Ltn. Karl-Heinz Voswinkel
7 Jul 1944 - 17 Feb 1945  Kptlt. Helmut Knollmann
Career
1 patrol
16 Feb 1944-31 Jan 1945  8. Flottille (training)
1 Feb 1945-17 Feb 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 17 Feb 1945 in the Skagerak in Oslofjord near Horten, in position 59.24N, 10.28E, by a mine. 43 dead and 8 survivors.

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

In 1946 the Norwegian Navy partly salvaged the wreck of this boat and destroyed the remains on the seabed.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in February 1945 but it was of course installed prior to that date. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1273 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 2

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel