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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

Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

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 Swinemünde for trials. [Obermaschinist Fredy Schönbeck, Maschinenobergefreiter Hinrich Engelkes, Mechanikergefreiter Helmut Fritz Wolfgang Olbrich]

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

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

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay
($ 21.99)

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel
($ 50.00)

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

Wynn, Kenneth
($ 76.99)