List of all U-boats




Ordered5 Jun 1941
Laid down13 Aug 1942 Danziger Werft AG, Danzig (werk 129)
Launched11 Mar 1943
Commissioned26 Jun 1943Capitano di Corvetta Athos Fraternale
26 Oct 1943 - 1 May 1944  Oblt. Helmut M√ľnster
2 May 1944 - 3 May 1945  Oblt. Hans-Ulrich Hanitsch
No patrols
26 Jun 1943-30 Sep 1943  8. Flottille (training)
1 Oct 1943-28 Feb 1945  23. Flottille (school boat)
1 Mar 1945-3 May 1945  31. Flottille (str-b)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Renamed S 1 after being transferred to Italy in exchange for transport vessels. Reverted to Germany as U-428 after the Italian surrender.

Scuttled on 3 May 1945 in the Nord-Ostsee canal at Audorf, in position 54.19N, 09.40E.

Final location

Wreck broken up in 1946.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-428 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.

An Elk

Media links

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel