List of all U-boats

U-324

Type

VIIC/41

 
Ordered16 Jul 1942
Laid down24 Mar 1943 Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 324)
Launched12 Feb 1944
Commissioned5 Apr 1944Oblt. Ernst Edelhoff
Commanders
5 Apr 1944 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. Ernst Edelhoff
Career
1 patrol
5 Apr 1944-14 Mar 1945  4. Flottille (training)
15 Mar 1945-8 May 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Bergen, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Post war information (see more post-war boats):
Unseaworthy. Not transferred to UK. Scrapped on-site in Norway in March 1947.

Final location

View the 1 war patrol

General notes on this boat

This was one of 3 boats that did not leave Norway for Britain after the war as she was not seaworthy. The other boats were U-926 and U-1202.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in February 1945. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-324 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.


Shark with Tophat

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