|Ordered||23 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||16 Mar 1940||Nordseewerke, Emden (werk 206)|
|Launched||15 Aug 1941|
|Commissioned||9 Oct 1941||Oblt. Hilmar Siemon|
|Successes||2 ships sunk, total tonnage 14,372 GRT|
Sunk 14 June, 1943 in the North Atlantic south-west of Iceland, in position 58.16N, 28.20W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Jed and the British sloop HMS Pelican. 47 dead (all hands lost).
Attacks on this boat
5 Jul 1942
Evening, NE of North Cape, Norway: a German Ju88 aircraft (III/KG 30) dropped two bombs on U-334, damaging the steering gear and leaving the boat unable to dive. U-334 had to be escorted to Neidenfjord by U-456, arriving there a day later.
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from the boat
13 Apr 1942
A day before U-334 reached its base at Trondheim, Norway the 19 year old Matrosengefreiter Otto Mayerhofer was lost overboard.
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -