List of all U-boats
|Ordered||23 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||14 Dec 1940||Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 19)|
|Launched||20 Sep 1941|
|Commissioned||8 Nov 1941||Kptlt. Hans Gilardone|
|Successes||3 ships sunk, total tonnage 18,553 GRT|
Sank on 8 December 1942 in the North Atlantic south-east of Cape Farewell, in position 58.45N, 33.02W, after a collision with U-221. 41 dead and 4 survivors.
U-254 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Luchs (27 Sep 1942 - 6 Oct 1942)
Panther (6 Oct 1942 - 12 Oct 1942)
Leopard (12 Oct 1942 - 14 Oct 1942)
Panzer (27 Nov 1942 - 8 Dec 1942)
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-254 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
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