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Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down8 Aug 1941 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 603)
Launched29 Apr 1942
Commissioned18 Jun 1942Kptlt. Robert Kindelbacher
18 Jun 1942 - 27 Oct 1942  Kptlt. Robert Kindelbacher
1 patrol
18 Jun 1942-1 Oct 1942  5. Flottille (training)
1 Oct 1942-27 Oct 1942  6. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 27 October 1942 in the North Atlantic south of Iceland, in position 59.14N, 22.49W, by depth charges from a British Fortress aircraft (206 Sqn RAF/F). 44 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-627 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 2

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay