List of all U-boats

U-325

Type

VIIC/41

 
Ordered16 Jul 1942
Laid down13 Apr 1943 Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 325)
Launched25 Mar 1944
Commissioned6 May 1944Oblt. Erwin Dohrn
Commanders
6 May 1944 - 30 Apr 1945  Oblt. Erwin Dohrn
Career
3 patrols
6 May 1944-30 Nov 1944  4. Flottille (training)
1 Dec 1944-20 Apr 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk between 30 April and 9 May 1945 on the British minefield 'Artizan B3, part 1' in position 49.48.283N / 05.12.383W off Lizard Point. 52 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, 2010).

Loss position

View the 3 war patrols

July 4, 2007
Published the article The loss of U 325, U 400 and U 1021 by Dr. Axel Niestlé. This article explains the loss of this boat.

Reassessment of this wreck
See the following PDF file for more details on further research into this wreck.

Niestlé, Axel (2010). The ‘Atlas’ Survey Zone: Deep-sea Archaeology & U-boat Loss Reassessments, Oddyssey Marine Exploration

Previously recorded fate

  • Sunk during the second half of April 1945 on the British minefield »HW A1« in position 50°31,4’n / 05°22,8’w off the Cornish coast. (Dr. Axel Niestlé, 2007)
    Notes.

    July 4, 2007. Published the article The loss of U 325, U 400 and U 1021 by Dr. Axel Niestlé. This article explains the loss of this boat. [Edit: July 2010. U-325 has since been re-assessed to currently displayed fate.

  • Listed as missing on 7 April, 1945 in the North Atlantic or on the south-west coast of Britain. (Dr. Axel Niestlé / FDS/NHB, May 1993)

General notes on this boat

7 Apr 1945. U-325 reported for the last time on 7 April, 1945 from approximate position 56N, 20W.

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-325 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.


Cat in Boots

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


Related page:
U-boats Missing in Action.