List of all U-boats

U-348

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered10 Apr 1941
Laid down17 Nov 1942 Nordseewerke, Emden (werk 220)
Launched25 Jun 1943
Commissioned10 Aug 1943Oblt. Hans-Norbert Schunck *
Commanders
Jul, 1943 - Aug, 1943  Oblt. Hans-Joachim Förster (Knights Cross)
10 Aug 1943 - 30 Mar 1945  Oblt. Hans-Norbert Schunck
18 Jun 1944 - 21 Jun 1944  Oblt. Sigurd Seeger
26 Jun 1944 - 1 Jul 1944  Kptlt. Kurt-Heinz Nicolay
Career
6 patrols
10 Aug 1943-31 Mar 1944  8. Flottille (training)
1 Apr 1944-11 Jul 1944  9. Flottille (active service)
12 Jul 1944-15 Feb 1945  8. Flottille (active service)
16 Feb 1945-30 Mar 1945  5. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 30 March 1945 near Hamburg, in position 53.33N, 09.57E, by US bombs during a daylight air raid. 2 dead, unknown number of survivors.

Loss position

View the 6 war patrols

Attacks on this boat and other events

28 Jan 1945
One man died near Gotenhafen. [Matrose Hermann Witthöft]

1 recorded attack on this boat.

General notes on this boat

* From June to Aug 1943 Oblt. Hans-Joachim Förster served as Baubelehrungs commander in the last days before the boat was commissioned.

Men lost from the boat

6 May 1944
Two men stepped on a land mine near Stavanger, Norway. One was killed, the other wounded. The boat departed for its second patrol from Bergen on the 20th. [Bootsmaat Günter Labahn]

28 Jan 1945
One man died near Gotenhafen. [Matrose Hermann Witthöft]

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

U-boat Emblems

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Coat of Arms of Soest

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