|Ordered||13 Jun 1942|
|Laid down||6 Aug 1943||Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 72)|
|Launched||18 Mar 1944|
|Commissioned||3 May 1944||Oblt. Peter-Ehrenreich Stever|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Scuttled on 3 June 1945 in the North Atlantic off Cabo do Mundo near Oporto, Portugal, in position 41.13N, 08.43W. 47 survivors (no casualties).
This boat is a dive site
U-1277 is a regular dive just off Oporto, Portugal. She is at 30m depth.Depth: 100 feet (30 meters)
Position (lat, long): 41.09, -8.41
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General notes on this boat
3 Jun 1945. The crew of U-1277 disembarked from the scuttled boat in rubber dinghies, landing on the beach at Angeiras north of Oporto on 3 June 1945. They were then interned by Portuguese authorities in the Castelo de Sao Jose da Foz in Oporto, and a few days later handed over to a British warship in Lisbon. They were not released from POW camp until 1947.
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in April 1945 but it was of course installed prior to that date.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1277 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
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