|Ordered||30 Oct 1939|
|Laid down||25 May 1940||Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 283)|
|Launched||29 Mar 1941|
|Commissioned||29 May 1941||Kptlt. Jürgen March|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 25 August 1941 in the North Atlantic south of Iceland, in position 61.30N, 15.30W, by depth charges from the British A/S trawler HMS Vascama and from a British Catalina aircraft (209 Sqn RAF/J). 42 dead (all hands lost).
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-452 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.