List of all U-boats
|Ordered||20 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||7 May 1942||Nordseewerke, Emden (werk 216)|
|Launched||29 Jan 1943|
|Commissioned||26 Mar 1943||Oblt. Ulrich Pietsch|
|Successes||1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,350 tons|
Sunk on 22 August 1944 in the Norwegian Sea north-west of Bear Island, in position 74.54N, 15.26E, by depth charges from a British Swordfish aircraft (825 Sqn FAA/X) of the British escort carrier HMS Vindex. 50 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB, September 1980).
Previously recorded fate
- Sunk 24 Aug, 1944 in the Barents Sea northeast of North Cape, in position 72.49N, 30.41E, by depth charges from the British sloops HMS Mermaid and Peacock, the frigate Loch Dunvegan and the destroyer Keppel. (Postwar assessment)
Notes. This attack was in fact sank the U-354.
U-344 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Trutz (2 Jun 1944 - 6 Jul 1944)
Trutz (17 Aug 1944 - 22 Aug 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-344 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.
The Olympic Rings - Crew 36
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