|Ordered||2 Apr 1942|
|Laid down||6 Mar 1943||Flensburger Schiffsbau-Ges, Flensburg (werk 495)|
|Launched||4 Apr 1944|
|Commissioned||25 May 1944||Oblt. Wolfgang Herwartz|
|Successes||3 ships sunk, total tonnage 8,386 GRT|
Sunk on 7 March 1945 in St George's Channel, in position 52.19N, 05.23W, by depth charges from the Canadian frigates HMCS La Hulloise, HMCS Strathadam and HMCS Thetford Mines. 48 dead (all hands lost).
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in February 1945 but it was of course installed prior to that date. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.
Men lost from the boat
17 Sep 1944
One of the crew took his own life with a pistol in the port of Gotenhafen.
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
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