|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||20 Mar 1943||Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 318)|
|Launched||30 Oct 1943|
|Commissioned||22 Dec 1943||Kptlt. Hans-Joachim von Morstein|
|Successes||1 warship a total loss, total tonnage 1,300 tons|
Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Trondheim, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).
Transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland via Scapa Flow on 29 May 1945.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in August 1944.
Men lost from the boat
12 Oct 1944
During a Schnorchel failure the crew suffered a CO2 poisoning where 1 man died. [Funkmaat Gustav Hoffmann]
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Elephant on Shield