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Ordered23 Mar 1942
Laid down17 Apr 1943 Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 66)
Launched8 Dec 1943
Commissioned12 Jan 1944Oblt. Erwin Knipping
12 Jan 1944 - Apr, 1945  Oblt. (R) Erwin Knipping
Apr, 1945 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. (R) Sven Thienemann
No patrols
12 Jan 1944-30 Sep 1944  8. Flottille (training)
1 Oct 1944-8 May 1945  33. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Bergen, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 2 June 1945.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 8 Dec, 1945 in position 55.28N, 07.20W.

Final location

This boat is a dive site

Innes McCartney dove on this boat in 2002 (see his report).

Depth: 196 feet (60 meters)
Position (lat, long): 55.28, -7.20

See more U-boat dive sites.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1271 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

The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth

The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris
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