U 272


U 272 was built at Bremer Vulkan and launched 15.August 1942. In October she was put in service as a training boat in 8.Flotille in Königsberg under command of Oberleutnant Horst Hepp. During exercise she collided with U 634 outside Hel 12.November 1942 with the loss of 29 men. The wreck was found east of Hel, and at first they thought it was the wreck of U 346. After identification in 2013 they found out that this was the U 272. She rest today on a depth of 54 meter.

Former names:
U 272

224,1 x 35,2 x 13,5
Tons: Built: Home Port:
769 displ ( Surfaced )
Bremen ( DE ) 1942
Königsberg ( DE )

54° 37′ 29" N 18° 50′ 26" E
( Source: Baltic Wrecks )

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