|Ordered||16 Jul 1942|
|Laid down||15 Apr 1943||Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 327)|
|Launched||27 May 1944|
|Commissioned||18 Jul 1944||Kptlt. Hans Lemcke|
|Successes||No 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).
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)
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.
U-boats Missing in Action.