|Ordered||16 Jul 1942|
|Laid down||13 Apr 1943||Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 325)|
|Launched||25 Mar 1944|
|Commissioned||6 May 1944||Oblt. Erwin Dohrn|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
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).
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)
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.
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.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Cat in Boots
U-boats Missing in Action.