|Ordered||16 Jul 1942|
|Laid down||26 Apr 1943||Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 326)|
|Launched||22 Apr 1944|
|Commissioned||6 Jun 1944||Oblt. Peter Matthes|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 25 April 1945 in the Bay of Biscay west of Brest in position 48.12N, 05.42W by a homing torpedo from an American Liberator aircraft (VPB-103/K). 43 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, April 1991).
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in March 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 U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-326 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.