List of all U-boats

U-356

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered26 Oct 1939
Laid down11 May 1940 Flensburger Schiffsbau-Ges, Flensburg (werk 475)
Launched17 Sep 1941
Commissioned20 Dec 1941Oblt. Georg Wallas
Commanders
20 Dec 1941 - 2 Dec 1942  Kptlt. Georg Wallas
3 Dec 1942 - 27 Dec 1942  Oblt. G√ľnther Ruppelt
Career
2 patrols
20 Dec 1941-1 Sep 1942  6. Flottille (training)
1 Sep 1942-27 Dec 1942  6. Flottille (active service)
Successes3 ships sunk, total tonnage 13,649 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,051 GRT
Fate

Sunk 27 Dec, 1942 in the North Atlantic north of the Azores, in position 43.30N, 25.40W, by depth charges from the Canadian destroyer HMCS St. Laurent and the Canadian corvettes HMCS Chilliwack, HMCS Battleford and HMCS Napanee. 46 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 4 ships hit by U-356 - View the 2 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-356 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Pfeil (12 Sep 1942 - 22 Sep 1942)
   Blitz (22 Sep 1942 - 26 Sep 1942)
   Tiger (26 Sep 1942 - 30 Sep 1942)
   Wotan (5 Oct 1942 - 19 Oct 1942)
   Raufbold (11 Dec 1942 - 22 Dec 1942)
   Spitz (22 Dec 1942 - 27 Dec 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-356 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.


Mermaid in U

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

Blair, Clay