List of all U-boats

U-322

Type

VIIC/41

 
Ordered14 Oct 1941
Laid down13 Feb 1943 Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 322)
Launched18 Dec 1943
Commissioned5 Feb 1944Oblt. Gerhard Wysk
Commanders
5 Feb 1944 - 29 Dec 1944  Oblt. Gerhard Wysk
Career
2 patrols
5 Feb 1944-31 Oct 1944  4. Flottille (training)
1 Nov 1944-29 Dec 1944  11. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 5,149 GRT
2 ships a total loss, total tonnage 14,367 GRT
Fate

Sunk on 29 Dec, 1944 in the English Channel south of Weymouth, in position 50.25N, 02.26W, by depth charges from the Canadian corvette HMCS Calgary. 52 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, April 2005).

Loss position

See the 3 ships hit by U-322 - View the 2 war patrols

The wreck has been found and was now identified as U-322 by Axel Niestlé after it had been initially thought that it was U-772.

Previously recorded fate

  • Sunk 25 Nov, 1944 in the North Atlantic west of the Shetlands, in position 60.18N, 04.52W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Ascension. (Dr. Axel Niestlé, 1998)

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in October 1944. 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-322 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.


Y symbol

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