List of all U-boats

U-451

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered30 Oct 1939
Laid down18 May 1940 Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 282)
Launched5 Mar 1941
Commissioned3 May 1941Korvkpt. Eberhard Hoffmann
Commanders
3 May 1941 - 21 Dec 1941  KrvKpt. Eberhard Hoffmann
Career
4 patrols
3 May 1941-1 Jul 1941  3. Flottille (training)
1 Jul 1941-21 Dec 1941  3. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 warship sunk, total tonnage 550 tons
Fate

Sunk 21 Dec 1941 near Tangiers, in position 35.55N, 06.08W, by depth charges from a British Swordfish aircraft (Sqdn. 812/A). 44 dead and 1 survivor.

Loss position

See the 1 ships hit by U-451 - View the 4 war patrols

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-451 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

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


Coat of Arms of Kaiserslautern

Jumping Sailfish

Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


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

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay