|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||23 May 1942||Danziger Werft AG, Danzig (werk 126)|
|Launched||19 Dec 1942|
|Commissioned||21 Apr 1943||Oblt. Heinz Bentzien|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 17 February 1945 in the Barents Sea east of Rybachy Peninsula, in position 69.39N, 35.50E, by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Lark and the British corvette HMS Alnwick Castle. 52 dead and 1 survivor.
U-425 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Isegrim (1 Jan 1944 - 27 Jan 1944)
Werwolf (29 Jan 1944 - 1 Feb 1944)
Werwolf (7 Feb 1944 - 27 Feb 1944)
Trutz (13 May 1944 - 6 Jun 1944)
Dachs (31 Aug 1944 - 3 Sep 1944)
Grimm (15 Sep 1944 - 1 Oct 1944)
Panther (17 Oct 1944 - 10 Nov 1944)
Rasmus (6 Feb 1945 - 13 Feb 1945)
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in December 1944.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-425 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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