List of all U-boats




Ordered16 Jul 1942
Laid down15 Apr 1943 Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 327)
Launched27 May 1944
Commissioned18 Jul 1944Kptlt. Hans Lemcke
18 Jul 1944 - 27 Feb 1945  Kptlt. Hans Lemcke
3 patrols
18 Jul 1944-31 Jan 1945  4. Flottille (training)
1 Feb 1945-27 Feb 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk 27 Feb 1945 in the west part of the Channel, in position 49.46N, 05.47W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Labuan, HMS Loch Fada and the British sloop HMS Wild Goose. 46 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, December 2001).

Loss position

View the 3 war patrols

Another possible fate
Sunk 3 Feb, 1945 in the North Sea north-west of Bergen, in approximate position 61. 21N, 02. 00E, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Bayntun, HMS Braithwaite and HMS Loch Eck.

Previously recorded fate

  • Missing after 31 Jan 1945 in the North Atlantic or south-west coast or Britain. All hands, 52 men lost. (Dr. Axel Niestlé, September 1991)

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in January 1945 but it was of course installed prior to that date. 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-327 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

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.