List of all U-boats




Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down3 Jul 1941 Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 30)
Launched23 Apr 1942
Commissioned6 Jun 1942Oblt. Leonhard Auffhammer
6 Jun 1942 - 3 Feb 1943  Oblt. Leonhard Auffhammer
1 patrol
6 Jun 1942-31 Jan 1943  8. Flottille (training)
1 Feb 1943-3 Feb 1943  7. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 3 February 1943 in the North Atlantic south of Iceland, in position 56.35N, 22.49W, by depth charges from a British Fortress aircraft (220 Sqn RAF/N). 46 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Men lost from the boat

28 Jun 1942
Three crew members drowned while bathing at the seaside resort Heringsdorf-Neuhof when U-265 was based at the nearby Swinem├╝nde for trials. [Obermaschinist Fredy Sch├Ânbeck, Maschinenobergefreiter Hinrich Engelkes, Mechanikergefreiter Helmut Fritz Wolfgang Olbrich]

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -

U-boat Emblems

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Media links

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

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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