List of all U-boats




Ordered14 May 1940
Laid down30 Nov 1940 Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 291)
Launched13 Sep 1941
Commissioned24 Dec 1941Kptlt. Friedrich Schäfer
24 Dec 1941 - 1 Aug 1942  Kptlt. Friedrich Schäfer
1 Aug 1942 - 4 Oct 1943  Kptlt. Ebe Schnoor (German Cross in Gold)
6 patrols
24 Dec 1941-30 Jun 1942  4. Flottille (training)
1 Jul 1942-31 Oct 1942  10. Flottille (active service)
1 Nov 1942-4 Oct 1943  12. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk 4 Oct 1943 in the North Atlantic north of the Azores, in position 43.18N, 28.58W, by depth charges from Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (VC-9) of the American escort carrier USS Card. 62 dead and 2 survivors. (FDS/NHB, January 1993).

Loss position

View the 6 war patrols

Previously recorded fate

  • Sunk on October 4, 1943 north of the Azores, in position 45.13N, 28.58W, by Avenger and Wildcat aircraft from the American escort carrier USS Card. (Postwar assessment)
    Notes. This attack sank the U-422 instead.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-460 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.


Media links

The Milk Cows

John F White
(£ 17.99)

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

Wynn, Kenneth

U-Boat Tankers, 1941-1945

White, John F.

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay

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