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Ordered7 Dec 1940
Laid down9 Nov 1941 Flensburger Schiffsbau-Ges, Flensburg (werk 481)
Launched21 Oct 1942
Commissioned4 Feb 1943Oblt. Ludwig Franz
4 Feb 1943 - 5 Sep 1944  Oblt. Ludwig Franz
5 patrols
4 Feb 1943-29 Feb 1944  8. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1944-5 Sep 1944  13. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo 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).

Loss position

View the 5 war patrols

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.

Wolfpack operations

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.

U-boat Emblems

We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

13 Flotilla

Lion and Swords

Media links

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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