|Ordered||16 Oct 1939|
|Laid down||5 Aug 1940||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 637)|
|Launched||21 May 1941|
|Commissioned||5 Jul 1941||Oblt. Alfred Schlieper|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 3,872 GRT|
Sunk 7 Dec, 1941 in the Atlantic west of Gibraltar, in position 35.51N, 07.45W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Harvester and HMS Hesperus. 45 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB, January 1986).
Previously recorded fate
U-208 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Mordbrenner (16 Oct 1941 - 2 Nov 1941)
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-208 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
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