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U-3520

Type

XXI

 
Ordered6 Nov 1943
Laid down20 Sep 1944 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1665)
Launched23 Nov 1944
Commissioned12 Jan 1945Kptlt. Sarto Ballert
Commanders
12 Jan 1945 - 31 Jan 1945  Kptlt. Sarto Ballert
Career
No patrols
12 Jan 1945-31 Jan 1945  8. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 31 Jan 1945 in the Baltic Sea north-east of Bülk, in position 54.28N, 10.12E, by mines. 85 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

Note. Fate map temporarily disabled due to huge Google Maps price increase (20 July 2018).

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-3520 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 2

Wynn, Kenneth