|Ordered||10 Apr 1941|
|Laid down||28 Oct 1942||Nordseewerke, Emden (werk 218)|
|Launched||13 Apr 1943|
|Commissioned||7 Jun 1943||Oblt. Arno Leisten|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 20 September 1943 in the Baltic Sea off Hela, in position 54.37N, 18.50E, in a diving accident. 37 dead and 6 survivors.
Apparently she is an ideal dive site at 54 37'38"N, 18 50'40"E at depth of 49-56 meters.
According to the site "Baltic Wrecks" she is located at 54 37'29"N, 18 50'26"E (http://www.balticwrecks.com/index.html/wraki.html).
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-346 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.