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Ordered16 Jul 1942
Laid down13 Apr 1943 Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 325)
Launched25 Mar 1944
Commissioned6 May 1944Oblt. Erwin Dohrn
6 May 1944 - 30 Apr 1945  Oblt. Erwin Dohrn
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

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

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.

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.