|Ordered||20 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||4 Sep 1941||Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 33)|
|Launched||9 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||29 Jul 1942||Oblt. Ernst Heydemann|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 14,547 GRT|
3 warships sunk, total tonnage 873 tons (lost aboard transport ships)
U-268 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Habicht (10 Jan 1943 - 15 Jan 1943)
Falke (15 Jan 1943 - 19 Jan 1943)
Haudegen (19 Jan 1943 - 2 Feb 1943)
Nordsturm (2 Feb 1943 - 9 Feb 1943)
Haudegen (9 Feb 1943 - 10 Feb 1943)
Attacks on this boat and other events
19 Feb 1943
The sinking of U-268The inbound boat was sunk in a Leigh Light attack by the British Mk.VIII Wellington bomber MP505 (RAF Sqdn 172/B, pilot F/O G.D. Lundon) in the Bay of Biscay.
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from the boat
22 Jan 1943
Leutnant zur See Wilhem Deutsch was lost by washing overboard. (When U-268 was sunk four weeks later only 44 men were killed, instead of the normally reported figure of 45 men.)
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Horseshoe and U-boat