List of all U-boats

U-450

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered21 Nov 1940
Laid down22 Jul 1941 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1521)
Launched4 Jul 1942
Commissioned12 Sep 1942Oblt. Kurt Böhme
Commanders
12 Sep 1942 - 10 Mar 1944  Oblt. Kurt Böhme
Career
3 patrols
12 Sep 1942-31 May 1943  8. Flottille (training)
1 Jun 1943-30 Nov 1943  9. Flottille (active service)
1 Dec 1943-10 Mar 1944  29. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 10 March 1944 in the western Mediterranean south of Ostia, in position 41.11N, 12.27E, by depth charges from the British escort destroyers HMS Blankney, HMS Blencathra, HMS Brecon and HMS Exmoor and the US destroyer USS Madison. 42 survivors (no casualties).

Loss position

View the 3 war patrols

Attacks on this boat and other events

6 Jun 1943
A British B-17 Flying Fortress (RAF Sqdn 220/A) caught U-450 on the surface 250km SE of Iceland, killing one man and wounding seven others. The boat was severely damaged and only managed to reach base at Brest with assistance of other U-boats.

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Men lost from the boat

6 Jun 1943
A British B-17 Flying Fortress (RAF Sqdn 220/A) caught U-450 on the surface 250km SE of Iceland, killing one man and wounding seven others. The boat was severely damaged and only managed to reach base at Brest with assistance of other U-boats.

5 Feb 1944
A man was lost overboard in the Mediterranean. [Matrosengefreiter Thomas Heneka]

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -

U-boat Emblems

We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


The Laughing Sawfish - 9th Flotilla

Crew 37b

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