|Ordered||20 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||5 Dec 1941||Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 38)|
|Launched||2 Sep 1942|
|Commissioned||21 Oct 1942||Oblt. Hans-Adolf Engel|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 19 May 1943 in the North Atlantic south-west of Iceland, in position 59.25N, 24.33W, by depth charges from a British Hudson aircraft (269 Sqn RAF/M). 46 dead (all hands lost).
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Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-273 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
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