|Ordered||14 Oct 1941|
|Laid down||13 Feb 1943||Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 322)|
|Launched||18 Dec 1943|
|Commissioned||5 Feb 1944||Oblt. Gerhard Wysk|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 5,149 GRT|
2 ships a total loss, total tonnage 14,367 GRT
Sunk on 29 December 1944 in the English Channel south of Weymouth, in position 50.24,9N, 02.26,3W, by depth charges from the Canadian corvette HMCS Calgary. 52 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, April 2005).
Previously recorded fate
- Sunk 25 Nov, 1944 in the North Atlantic west of the Shetlands, in position 60.18N, 04.52W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Ascension. (Dr. Axel Niestlé, 1998)
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in October 1944.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-322 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.