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Ordered16 Feb 1940
Laid down15 Nov 1940 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 647)
Launched9 Oct 1941
Commissioned22 Nov 1941Kptlt. Fritz Hoeckner
22 Nov 1941 - 3 Jul 1942  KrvKpt. Fritz Hoeckner
1 patrol
22 Nov 1941-30 Jun 1942  5. Flottille (training)
1 Jul 1942-3 Jul 1942  9. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 7,191 GRT

Sunk on 3 July 1942 in the North Atlantic east of Boston, in position 41.48N, 66.38W, by depth charges from the British anti-submarine trawler HMS Le Tiger. 48 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 1 ships hit by U-215 - View the 1 war patrol

Attacks on this boat and other events

13 Jun 1942
The outbound boat was bombed and damaged by an aircraft in the North Sea, but was able to continue patrol after repairing the damage. (Sources: Ritschel)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

General notes on this boat

13 Jul 2004. U-215 found off Nova Scotia
July 13 2004 - The boat, lost on her first patrol, was finally located at a depth of 270ft (82 m) about 130 miles (209 km) SSW of Shelburne, Nova Scotia. She was the first U-boat wreck discovered in Canadian waters: Discovery of the U-215

Annoucements related to this boat

U-215 has been located (16 Jul 2004)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-215 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

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay

Dive into History

Keatts, Henry C. and Farr, George C.

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