|Ordered||25 Jan 1939|
|Laid down||17 Apr 1940||Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 8)|
|Launched||11 Feb 1941|
|Commissioned||8 Apr 1941||Oblt. Georg Staats (Knights Cross)|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sank on 28 November 1944 in the Baltic Sea west of Pillau, in position 54.40N, 19.30E, in a diving accident. 50 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-80 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.
Coat of Arms of Wiesbaden
There was another U-80 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 22 Apr 1916 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 6 Jun 1916. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 80 during WWI.