List of all U-boats

U-368

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down20 Aug 1942 Flensburger Schiffsbau-Ges, Flensburg (werk 491)
Launched16 Nov 1943
Commissioned7 Jan 1944Oblt. Wolfgang Schäfer
Commanders
7 Jan 1944 - Jan, 1945  Oblt. Wolfgang Schäfer
Jan, 1945 - 27 Apr 1945  Oblt. Herbert Giesewetter
28 Apr 1945 - 5 May 1945  Oblt. Götz Roth
Career
No patrols
7 Jan 1944-28 Feb 1945  21. Flottille (school boat)
1 Mar 1945-5 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surrendered on 5 May 1945 at Heligoland, Germany.

At Wilhelmshaven, Germany on 23 June 1945. Transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland for Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk by naval gunfire on 17 Dec, 1945 in position 56.14N, 10.37W.

Final location

Blue marker shows final fate during Operation Deadlight. Orange marker shows German surrender.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-368 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel