List of all U-boats

U-357

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered26 Oct 1939
Laid down19 May 1940 Flensburger Schiffsbau-Ges, Flensburg (werk 476)
Launched31 Mar 1942
Commissioned18 Jun 1942Oblt. Adolf Kellner
Commanders
18 Jun 1942 - 26 Dec 1942  Kptlt. Adolf Kellner
Career
1 patrol
18 Jun 1942-30 Nov 1942  8. Flottille (training)
1 Dec 1942-26 Dec 1942  6. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Left Kiel on 15 Dec 1942. Sunk 26 Dec 1942 in the North Atlantic north-west of Ireland, in position 57.10N, 15.40W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Hesperus and HMS Vanessa. 36 dead and 6 survivors.

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-357 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.


Raven with Umbrella

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