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Ordered20 Jan 1941
Laid down5 Dec 1941 Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 38)
Launched2 Sep 1942
Commissioned21 Oct 1942Oblt. Hans-Adolf Engel
21 Oct 1942 - 31 Mar 1943  Oblt. Hans-Adolf Engel
1 Apr 1943 - 19 May 1943  Oblt. Hermann Rossmann
1 patrol
21 Oct 1942-30 Apr 1943  8. Flottille (training)
1 May 1943-19 May 1943  9. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 19 May 1943 in the North Atlantic south-west of Iceland, in position 59.25N, 24.33W, by depth charges from a British Hudson aircraft (269 Sqn RAF/M). 46 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

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-273 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

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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

Wynn, Kenneth
($ 77.01)

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay
($ 44.88)