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Ordered13 Jun 1942
Laid down13 Jul 1943 Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 71)
Launched25 Feb 1944
Commissioned6 Apr 1944Kptlt. Karl-Heinz Wendt
6 Apr 1944 - 20 Feb 1945  Oblt. Karl-Heinz Wendt
1 patrol
6 Apr 1944-31 Oct 1944  8. Flottille (training)
1 Nov 1944-20 Feb 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 warship sunk, total tonnage 925 tons

Sunk on 20 February 1945 in the Celtic Sea south of Waterford, in position 51.48N, 07.07W, by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Amethyst. 49 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB, September 1987).

Loss position

See the 1 ships hit by U-1276 - View the 1 war patrol

Previously recorded fate

  • Sunk on 3 April, 1945 northwest of Bergen, Norway, in position 61.42N, 00.24W, by a British Liberator aircraft (Sqdn 224/U). (Postwar assessment)
    Notes. This attack was probably against a nonsub target.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat

This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in January 1945 but it was of course installed prior to that date.

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-1276 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.

Man with wings

Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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

Wynn, Kenneth

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