|Ordered||9 Oct 1939|
|Laid down||30 Mar 1940||Flensburger Schiffsbau-Ges, Flensburg (werk 472)|
|Launched||11 Nov 1941|
|Commissioned||31 Mar 1942||Oblt. Wolfgang Römer|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk 16 Oct, 1942 in the North Atlantic, in position 53.54N, 29.30W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Fame. 6 dead and 39 survivors.
General notes on this boat
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-353 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.