|Ordered||7 Dec 1940|
|Laid down||18 Oct 1941||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 657)|
|Launched||9 Jul 1942|
|Commissioned||22 Aug 1942||Oblt. Jürgen Kuntze|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 30 April 1943 in the Norwegian Sea north of the Faeroe Islands, in position 64.05N, 06.40W, by depth charges from an Australian Hampden aircraft (455 Sqn RAAF/X). 49 dead (all hands lost).
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-227 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 3 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
The Olympic Rings - Crew 36
The Snorting Bull - U-47