|Ordered||16 Oct 1939|
|Laid down||1 Feb 1940||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 536)|
|Launched||10 Jan 1941|
|Commissioned||6 Mar 1941||Oblt. Hans-Jürgen Zetzsche|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Scuttled on 3 May 1945 at Kiel. Wreck broken up in 1946.
Some sources* claim that U-560 was sunk in November 1941 in the Baltic Sea near Memel, position unknown, after a collision and was also raised in 1941. This can not be confirmed from primary sources and apparently the fate of U-580 was mixed up with the career of U-560.
* Last seen in Paul Kemp: U-boats destroyed (see review). He even places this accident in November 1940, which is absolutely impossible.Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-560 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
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