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Ordered16 Jul 1942
Laid down26 Apr 1943 Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 326)
Launched22 Apr 1944
Commissioned6 Jun 1944Oblt. Peter Matthes
6 Jun 1944 - 30 Apr 1945  Kptlt. Peter Matthes
1 patrol
6 Jun 1944-28 Feb 1945  4. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1945-30 Apr 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 30 April 1945 in the Bay of Biscay west of Brest in position 47.51N, 06.46W by retro bombs from a US Catalina aircraft (VP-63 USN/R). 43 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, June 2006).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Previously recorded fate

  • Sunk on 25 April 1945 in the Bay of Biscay west of Brest in position 48.12N, 05.42W by a homing torpedo from an American B-24 Liberator (VPB-103/K).

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat

This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in March 1945 but it was of course installed prior to that date.

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-326 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

Media links

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

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