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Ordered10 Apr 1941
Laid down17 Nov 1942 Nordseewerke, Emden (werk 220)
Launched25 Jun 1943
Commissioned10 Aug 1943Oblt. Hans-Norbert Schunck *
Jul, 1943 - Aug, 1943  Oblt. Hans-Joachim Förster (Knights Cross)
10 Aug 1943 - 30 Mar 1945  Oblt. Hans-Norbert Schunck
18 Jun 1944 - 21 Jun 1944  Oblt. Sigurd Seeger
26 Jun 1944 - 1 Jul 1944  Kptlt. Kurt-Heinz Nicolay
6 patrols
10 Aug 1943-31 Mar 1944  8. Flottille (training)
1 Apr 1944-11 Jul 1944  9. Flottille (active service)
12 Jul 1944-15 Feb 1945  8. Flottille (active service)
16 Feb 1945-30 Mar 1945  5. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo 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.

Loss position

View the 6 war patrols

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.

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 -

U-boat Emblems

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Coat of Arms of Soest

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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