|Ordered||25 Aug 1941|
|Laid down||9 Jun 1942||Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 314)|
|Launched||17 Apr 1943|
|Commissioned||10 Jun 1943||Kptlt. Georg-Wilhelm Basse|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 30 January 1944 in the Barents Sea south-east of Bear Island, in position 73.40N, 27.20E, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Inconstant. 49 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, April 2002).
Previously recorded fate
U-314 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Eisenbart (24 Dec 1943 - 5 Jan 1944)
Isegrim (5 Jan 1944 - 13 Jan 1944)
Isegrim (25 Jan 1944 - 27 Jan 1944)
Werwolf (27 Jan 1944 - 30 Jan 1944)
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-314 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
The Olympic Rings - Crew 36