List of all U-boats

U-334

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered23 Sep 1939
Laid down16 Mar 1940 Nordseewerke, Emden (werk 206)
Launched15 Aug 1941
Commissioned9 Oct 1941Oblt. Hilmar Siemon
Commanders
9 Oct 1941 - 31 Mar 1943  Kptlt. Hilmar Siemon
1 Apr 1943 - 14 Jun 1943  Oblt. Heinz Ehrich
Career
4 patrols
9 Oct 1941-28 Feb 1942  8. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1942-30 Jun 1942  3. Flottille (active service)
1 Jul 1942-14 Jun 1943  11. Flottille (active service)
Successes2 ships sunk, total tonnage 14,372 GRT
Fate

Sunk 14 June, 1943 in the North Atlantic south-west of Iceland, in position 58.16N, 28.20W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Jed and the British sloop HMS Pelican. 47 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 2 ships hit by U-334 - View the 4 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-334 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Naseweis (31 Mar 1942 - 10 Apr 1942)
   Bums (10 Apr 1942 - 12 Apr 1942)
   Eisteufel (21 Jun 1942 - 5 Jul 1942)

Attacks on this boat and other events

5 Jul 1942
Evening, NE of North Cape, Norway: a German Ju88 aircraft (III/KG 30) dropped two bombs on U-334, damaging the steering gear and leaving the boat unable to dive. U-334 had to be escorted to Neidenfjord by U-456, arriving there a day later.

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Men lost from the boat

13 Apr 1942
A day before U-334 reached base at Trondheim, Norway 19 year old Matrosengefreiter Otto Mayerhofer was lost overboard.

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Key across Eiffel Tower

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay