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U 1276

U 1276
Type VII C/41
Laid down 13 July 1943 Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack
Commissioned 6 Apr 1944 Kptlt. Karl-Heinz Wendt
Commander 04.44 - 02.45 Kptlt. Karl-Heinz Wendt

Career

April 1944 - October 1944 8 U-Flottille (Danzig)
November 1944 - February 1945 11 U-Flottille (Bergen) front boat

Patrol 1 4 November 1944. Left Kiel and arrived at Horten on 11 November 1944.

Patrol 2 15 November 1944. Left Horten, possibly for operations. On the 16th the boat was damaged when she struck a mine off the Norwegian coast. U 1276 put in to Kristiansand on 17 November 1944.

Patrol 3 19 November 1944. Left Kristiansand and arrived at Farsund on 20 November 1944.

Patrol 4 16 January 1945. Left Farsund and arrived at Bergen on 17 January 1945.

Patrol 5 19 January 1945. Left Bergen and returned on 22 January 1945.

Patrol 6 28 January 1945. Left for British coastal waters. U 1276 operated initially in the Irish Sea and later in St George’s Channel. On 20 February, she torpedoed and sank the corvette HMS Vervain, from the escort of convoy HX 337, south of Waterford Harbour. Soon afterwards U 1276 was herself sunk in position 5148’N, 0707’W in a depth-charge attack by the sloop HMS Amethyst (Lt N Scott-Elliott). There were no survivors, 49 dead. An attack on 3 April, 1945 north-west of Bergen, Norway, in position 6142’N, 0024’W, by a British Liberator aircraft (Sqdn. 224) previously credited with this loss was probably against a non submarine target.