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Ordered10 Apr 1941
Laid down9 Jan 1942 Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 39)
Launched19 Sep 1942
Commissioned7 Nov 1942Oblt. Günther Jordan
7 Nov 1942 - 23 Oct 1943  Oblt. Günther Jordan
2 patrols
7 Nov 1942-31 Jul 1943  8. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1943-23 Oct 1943  7. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 23 October 1943 in the North Atlantic south-east of Cape Farewell in position 57.14N, 27.50W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Duncan and HMS Vidette and a British Liberator aircraft (224 Sqn RAF/Z). 48 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 2 war patrols

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-274 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

White Eagle with Swastika

Media links

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

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