|Ordered||7 Dec 1940|
|Laid down||9 Nov 1941||Flensburger Schiffsbau-Ges, Flensburg (werk 481)|
|Launched||21 Oct 1942|
|Commissioned||4 Feb 1943||Oblt. Ludwig Franz|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 5 September 1944 in the Kara Sea north-east of Kravkova Island, in position 75.51N, 89.27E, by depth charges from the Soviet minesweeper T-116. 51 dead (all hands lost).
The wreck of the boat was discovered in the Kara Sea in 2015. See Kara Sea Search Expedition ends mission for info on the mission.
U-362 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Werwolf (23 Feb 1944 - 27 Feb 1944)
Donner (11 Apr 1944 - 12 Apr 1944)
Trutz (16 May 1944 - 31 May 1944)
Grimm (31 May 1944 - 6 Jun 1944)
Greif (3 Aug 1944 - 5 Sep 1944)
Attacks on this boat and other events
11 Apr 1944
The boat was attacked by a Martlet aircraft in the Norwegian Sea and damaged so severely that she had to return to base.
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-362 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Lion and Swords