|Ordered||15 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||3 Jul 1941||Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 30)|
|Launched||23 Apr 1942|
|Commissioned||6 Jun 1942||Oblt. Leonhard Auffhammer|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk 3 Feb 1943 south of Iceland, in position 56.35N, 22.49W, by depth charges from a British B-17 Fortress aircraft (Sqdn. 220/N). 46 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-265 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
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