|Ordered||13 Jun 1942|
|Laid down||26 Aug 1943||Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 74)|
|Commissioned||5 Jul 1944||Oblt. Hans Falke|
|Successes||No 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).
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.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.