|Ordered||10 Apr 1941|
|Laid down||17 Nov 1942||Nordseewerke, Emden (werk 220)|
|Launched||25 Jun 1943|
|Commissioned||10 Aug 1943||Oblt. Hans-Norbert Schunck *|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 30 March 1945 inside pontoon dock off U-boat pen Fink II at Hamburg-Finkenwerder, in position 53.32,5N, 09.51,4E, by bombs during US air raid (8th AF). 2 dead, unknown number of survivors.
General notes on this boat
* From June to Aug 1943 Oblt. Hans-Joachim Förster served as Baubelehrungs commander in the last days before the boat was commissioned.Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.
Men lost from the boat
6 May 1944
Two men stepped on a land mine near Stavanger, Norway. One was killed, the other wounded. The boat departed for its second patrol from Bergen on the 20th. [Bootsmaat Günter Labahn]
28 Jan 1945
One man drowned in a diving accident near Gotenhafen, while checking the damage sustained by U-348 after it ran aground near Hela the day before. [Matrose Hermann Witthöft]
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
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Coat of Arms of Soest