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Ordered5 Jun 1941
Laid down2 Jun 1942 Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 47)
Launched3 Feb 1943
Commissioned13 Mar 1943Oblt. Rudolf Müller
13 Mar 1943 - 29 Oct 1943  Oblt. Rudolf Müller
1 patrol
13 Mar 1943-30 Sep 1943  8. Flottille (training)
1 Oct 1943-29 Oct 1943  9. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 29 October 1943 in the North Atlantic south-east of Cape Farewell, in position 55.28N, 31.57W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Vidette and HMS Duncan and the British corvette HMS Sunflower. 48 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-282 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 1

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel