List of all U-boats




Ordered25 Jan 1939
Laid down17 Apr 1940 Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 8)
Launched11 Feb 1941
Commissioned8 Apr 1941Oblt. Georg Staats (Knights Cross)
8 Apr 1941 - 5 Oct 1941  Oblt. Georg Staats (Knights Cross)
6 Oct 1941 - 4 May 1942  Oblt. Hans Benker (German Cross in Gold)
5 May 1942 - 22 Nov 1942  Oblt. Oskar Curio
23 Nov 1942 - 30 Sep 1943  Oblt. Hans-Adolf Isermeyer
1 Oct 1943 - 28 Nov 1944  Kptlt. Hans Keerl
No patrols
8 Apr 1941-30 Apr 1941  1. Flottille (training)
1 May 1941-31 Mar 1942  26. Flottille (training)
1 Apr 1942-31 Aug 1943  24. Flottille (training)
1 Sep 1943-30 Nov 1943  23. Flottille (training)
1 Dec 1943-28 Nov 1944  21. Flottille (school boat)
SuccessesNo 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).

Loss position

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.

U-boat Emblems

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

Media links

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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

Wynn, Kenneth

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.

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