U 1277

Portugal,Europe

U 1277 was a type VIIC/41 uboat that was laid down at Bremer Vegesack Werft, and was launched in March 1944. She was assigned as a training boat two months later, and in February 1945 she was transferred to 11. Unterseebootflotille in Bergen under command of Kapitänleutnant. Peter Stever Ehrenreich. She did one war patrol but sunk no ships. After the end of second world war she was scuttled by her own crew outside the coast of Portugal 4. June 1945 and the crew of 47 men were interned in Portugal. They were later turned over to the British forces and were held in captivity till 1947. The wreck was found in 1973 on a depth of 28 to 31 meter 1,5 nautical miles outside Cabo do Mundo near Oporto


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U 1277

67,1 x 6,2 x 4,8
     
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769 displ. ( surfaced ) Bremen ( D )1944 Bergen ( N )

41°09′N 08°41′W
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