List of all U-boats

U-1272

Type

VIIC/41

 
Ordered23 Mar 1942
Laid down31 May 1943 Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 67)
Launched23 Dec 1943
Commissioned28 Jan 1944Oblt. Bernhard Meentzen
Commanders
29 Jan 1944 - 2 Jul 1944  Oblt. Bernhard Meentzen
3 Jul 1944 - 10 May 1945  Oblt. Hans Schatteburg
Career
1 patrol
28 Jan 1944-28 Feb 1945  8. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1945-8 May 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surrendered on 10 May 1945 at Bergen, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 30 May 1945.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 8 Dec, 1945 in position 55.50N, 10.05W.

Final location

Blue marker shows final fate during Operation Deadlight. Orange marker shows German surrender.

View the 1 war patrol

Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1272 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris


amazon.com
($ 8.73)

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(£ 41.99)

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(EUR 24.84)


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

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


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($ 21.99)


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel