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Ordered9 Oct 1939
Laid down30 Mar 1940 Flensburger Schiffsbau-Ges, Flensburg (werk 472)
Launched11 Nov 1941
Commissioned31 Mar 1942Oblt. Wolfgang Römer
31 Mar 1942 - 16 Oct 1942  Oblt. Wolfgang Römer
1 patrol
31 Mar 1942-30 Sep 1942  5. Flottille (training)
1 Oct 1942-16 Oct 1942  1. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 16 October 1942 in the North Atlantic west of Ireland, in position 53.54N, 29.30W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Fame. 6 dead and 39 survivors.

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Wolfpack operations

U-353 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Panther (6 Oct 1942 - 12 Oct 1942)
   Leopard (12 Oct 1942 - 16 Oct 1942)

General notes on this boat

16 Oct 1942. U-353 was the second U-boat to be sunk in the vicinity of convoy SC 104. U-661 had gone down with all hands the day before.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-353 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

Medieval Soldier

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

Blair, Clay

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