List of all U-boats

U-1277

Type

VIIC/41

 
Ordered13 Jun 1942
Laid down6 Aug 1943 Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 72)
Launched18 Mar 1944
Commissioned3 May 1944Oblt. Peter-Ehrenreich Stever
Commanders
3 May 1944 - 3 Jun 1945  Kptlt. Ehrenreich-Peter Stever
Career
1 patrol
3 May 1944-31 Jan 1945  8. Flottille (training)
1 Feb 1945-8 May 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Scuttled on 3 June 1945 in the North Atlantic off Cabo do Mundo near Oporto, Portugal, in position 41.13N, 08.43W. 47 survivors (no casualties).

Final location

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This boat is a dive site

U-1277 is a regular dive just off Oporto, Portugal. She is at 30m depth.

Depth: 100 feet (30 meters)
Position (lat, long): 41.09, -8.41

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General notes on this boat

3 Jun 1945. The crew of U-1277 disembarked from the scuttled boat in rubber dinghies, landing on the beach at Angeiras north of Oporto on 3 June 1945. They were then interned by Portuguese authorities in the Castelo de Sao Jose da Foz in Oporto, and a few days later handed over to a British warship in Lisbon. They were not released from POW camp until 1947.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in April 1945 but it was of course installed prior to that date. 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-1277 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.


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Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel