|Ordered||16 Oct 1939|
|Laid down||5 Aug 1940||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 637)|
|Launched||21 May 1941|
|Commissioned||5 Jul 1941||Oblt. Alfred Schlieper|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 3,872 GRT|
Sunk on 7 December 1941 in the North Atlantic west of Gibraltar, in position 35.51N, 07.45W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Harvester and HMS Hesperus. 45 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB, January 1986).
Previously recorded fate
U-208 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Mordbrenner (16 Oct 1941 - 2 Nov 1941)
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-208 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.
Coat of Arms of Köln
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