U 272


U 272 was laid down by Bremer Vulkan, and was launched 15. August 1942. In October that same year she was assigned to 8. Unterseebootflotille in Königsberg as a training boat in under command of Oberleutnant Horst Hepp. During trials and exercise she collided with U 634 outside Hel 12. November 1942 with the loss of 29 men. The wreck was found by divers east of Hel, and at first it was believed it was the wreck of U 346. After identification of items and inventory in 2013, it was finally verified they had found U 272. The wreck rest today on a depth of 54 to 73 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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