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Ordered16 Jul 1942
Laid down13 Apr 1943 Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 325)
Launched25 Mar 1944
Commissioned6 May 1944Oblt. Erwin Dohrn
6 May 1944 - 30 Apr 1945  Oblt. Erwin Dohrn
3 patrols
6 May 1944-30 Nov 1944  4. Flottille (training)
1 Dec 1944-30 Apr 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on or after 30 April 1945 in the English Channel south of Lizard Point, in position 49.48N, 05.12W, by a mine in the British minefield Artizan B3, part 1. 52 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, July 2008).

Loss position

View the 3 war patrols

The wreck of a U-boat found in position 49.48.283N, 05.12.383W was identified as U-325 in 2008. Its discovery and further details can be found in the following PDF file:
Niestlé, Axel (2010). The ‘Atlas’ Survey Zone: Deep-sea Archaeology & U-boat Loss Reassessments, Oddyssey Marine Exploration

Previously recorded fate

  • Sunk during the second half of April 1945 on the British minefield »HW A1« in position 50°31,4’n / 05°22,8’w off the Cornish coast. (Dr. Axel Niestlé, 2007)

    July 4, 2007. Published the article The loss of U 325, U 400 and U 1021 by Dr. Axel Niestlé. This article explains the loss of this boat. [Edit: July 2010. U-325 has since been re-assessed to currently displayed fate.

  • Listed as missing on 7 April, 1945 in the North Atlantic or on the south-west coast of Britain. (Dr. Axel Niestlé / FDS/NHB, May 1993)

General notes on this boat

7 Apr 1945. U-325 reported for the last time on 7 April, 1945 from approximate position 56N, 20W.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat

This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in October 1944.

Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-325 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.

Cat in Boots

Media links

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

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

Related page:
U-boats Missing in Action.

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