U 1273


In 1945 the German Kriegsmarine realized that the war was lost. After France had been taken over by the Allies, they transferred many of their uboats from France to Norway. This gave the Germans a better opportunity to attack the northbound convoys, and U 1273 was part of 11.Flotilla in Norway. She did one war patrol during her career, and was sunk by an air mine outside Horten 17.February 1945. The wreck was scrapped in 1946 by the Norwegian navy, and the few remains that might be left of her, rest raøong the beach and the shoreline at Østøya together with the scattered wreck debris from Neptun and V-6733 Widder.

Former names:
U 1273

224,1 x 35,2 x 13,5 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
769 displ ( surfaced ) Bremen ( D ) 1943 Horten ( N )

59°24′ N 10°32′ E

Picture: Type VIIC/41 class uboat
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