List of all U-boats

U-321

Type

VIIC/41

 
Ordered14 Oct 1941
Laid down21 Jan 1943 Flender Werke AG, L├╝beck (werk 321)
Launched27 Nov 1943
Commissioned20 Jan 1944Kptlt. Ulrich Drews
Commanders
20 Jan 1944 - Aug, 1944  Kptlt. Ulrich Drews
Aug, 1944 - 2 Apr 1945  Oblt. Fritz Berends
Career
2 patrols
20 Jan 1944-28 Feb 1945  4. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1945-2 Apr 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 2 April 1945 south-west of Ireland, in position 50.00N, 12.57W, by depth charges from a Polish Wellington aircraft (Sqdn. 304/Y). 41 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 2 war patrols

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in January 1945. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-321 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Dog on top of World

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel