|Ordered||16 Oct 1939|
|Laid down||30 Sep 1940||Danziger Werft AG, Danzig (werk 109)|
|Launched||16 Jul 1941|
|Commissioned||19 Nov 1941||Kptlt. Reinhard von Hymmen|
|Successes||3 ships sunk, total tonnage 19,689 GRT|
Sunk on 5 November 1942 in the Greenland Sea north of Iceland, in position 67.40N, 18.32W, by depth charges from a US Catalina aircraft (VP-84 USN/H). 45 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-408 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
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