List of all U-boats

U-1274

Type

VIIC/41

 
Ordered13 Jun 1942
Laid down21 Jun 1943 Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 69)
Launched25 Jan 1944
Commissioned1 Mar 1944Oblt. Fedor Kuscher
Commanders
1 Mar 1944 - Jul, 1944  Oblt. Fedor Kuscher
Jul, 1944 - 16 Apr 1945  Oblt. Hans-Hermann Fitting
Career
1 patrol
1 Mar 1944-1 Mar 1945  8. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1945-16 Apr 1945  5. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 8,966 GRT
Fate

Sunk 16 April 1945 in the North Sea north of Newcastle, in position 55.36N, 01.24W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Viceroy. 44 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 1 ships hit by U-1274 - View the 1 war patrol

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in April 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-1274 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Crew X/39

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