List of all U-boats

U-337

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered21 Nov 1940
Laid down1 Apr 1941 Nordseewerke, Emden (werk 209)
Launched26 Mar 1942
Commissioned6 May 1942Oblt. Kurt Ruwiedel
Commanders
6 May 1942 - 3 Jan 1943  Oblt. Kurt Ruwiedel
Career
1 patrol
6 May 1942-31 Dec 1942  5. Flottille (training)
1 Jan 1943-3 Jan 1943  6. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Listed as missing in the North Atlantic on 3 Jan 1943.

There is no explanation for its loss. 47 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestl├ę, January 1993).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

U-337 reported for the last time on 3 Jan, 1943 from position 63N, 12W.

Previously recorded fate

  • Sunk 15 Jan, 1943 southwest of Iceland, in position 57.40N, 27.10W, by depth charges from a British Fortress aircraft (Sqdn. 206/G). (Postwar assessment)
    Notes. This attack was actually against U-632 inflicting no damage.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-337 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.


3 fishes in Shield

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay