List of all U-boats




Ordered13 Jun 1942
Laid down26 Aug 1943 Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 74)
Commissioned5 Jul 1944Oblt. Hans Falke
5 Jul 1944 - 27 Feb 1945  Oblt. (R) Hans Falke
1 patrol
5 Jul 1944-31 Jan 1945  8. Flottille (training)
1 Feb 1945-27 Feb 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 27 February 1945 in the English Channel east of the Scilly Isles, in position 49.46N, 05.47W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Labuan, HMS Loch Fada, the British sloop HMS Wild Goose and a US Liberator aircraft (VPB-112 USN/H). 48 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, July 2009).

Loss position

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 January 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-1279 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.


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