List of all U-boats

U-352

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered9 Oct 1939
Laid down11 Mar 1940 Flensburger Schiffsbau-Ges, Flensburg (werk 471)
Launched7 May 1941
Commissioned28 Aug 1941Kptlt. Hellmut Rathke
Commanders
28 Aug 1941 - 9 May 1942  Kptlt. Hellmut Rathke
Career
2 patrols
28 Aug 1941-1 Jan 1942  3. Flottille (training)
1 Jan 1942-9 May 1942  3. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 9 May, 1942 in the North Atlantic south-west of Cape Hatteras, USA, in position 34.21N, 76.35W, by depth charges from the US Coast Guard cutter USCGC Icarus. 15 dead and 33 survivors.

Loss position

View the 2 war patrols

This boat is a dive site

The boat, discovered in 1975, lies in 110 feet deep water east northeast of Morehead City, NC. 15 were killed when the boat was lost but 32 survived. Currents can be very strong in that area making this an advanced dive.

Update: You can see some diving images of this boat here.

This wreck is a German war grave and should be respected as such

Depth: 110 feet (34 meters)
Position (lat, long): 34.21, -76.35

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Wolfpack operations

U-352 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Hecht (27 Jan 1942 - 4 Feb 1942)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-352 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.


Coat of Arms of Flensburg

Media links


Cape Hatteras

Lloyd, Keith Warren


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

Blair, Clay


Dive into History

Keatts, Henry C. and Farr, George C.