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Non-Commissioned U-boats


This boat was not commissioned into the Kriegsmarine

However she had been ordered and was, at least at one time, planned for commission.



Laid down20 Dec 1944
Ordered6 Nov 1943
ShipyardF. Schichau, Danzig

Captured incomplete on Slip No 3 in Danzig on 30 Mar 45
Schichau Shipyard Hull No: G-1682
Designated TS-7 on 12 Apr 45
Launched at Danzig in mid-1945
Provisionally allocated to the Soviet Baltic Fleet
Moved to Libau (Latvia)
Inspected by TNC in Libau on 8 Oct 45 - still incomplete
Defined in TNC Report on 6 Dec 45 as an “unallocated submarine afloat”
Moved to Kronstadt in late 1945/early 1946
Probably commissioned into the Soviet Navy and used for sea trials/training
Renamed R-3 on 8 Mar 47

Sunk in the Baltic NW of the Cape Ristna Lighthouse in Estonia on 7/8 Aug 47. Struck from Soviet Navy list on 20 Sep 47

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