List of all U-boats

U-365

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered20 Jan 1941
Laid down21 Apr 1942 Flensburger Schiffsbau-Ges, Flensburg (werk 484)
Launched9 Mar 1943
Commissioned8 Jun 1943Oblt. Heimar Wedemeyer
Commanders
8 Jun 1943 - 17 Nov 1944  Kptlt. Heimar Wedemeyer (German Cross in Gold)
18 Nov 1944 - 13 Dec 1944  Oblt. Diether Todenhagen
Career
8 patrols
8 Jun 1943-29 Feb 1944  5. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1944-8 Jun 1944  9. Flottille (active service)
9 Jun 1944-13 Dec 1944  13. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 7,540 GRT
3 warships sunk, total tonnage 1,355 tons
1 warship damaged, total tonnage 1,710 tons
Fate

Sunk on 13 December 1944 in the Norwegian Sea east of Jan Mayen Island, in position 70.43N, 08.07E, by depth charges from two Swordfish aircraft (813 Sqn FAA/L & Q) of the British escort carrier HMS Campania. 50 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 5 ships hit by U-365 - View the 8 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-365 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Trutz (28 Jun 1944 - 10 Jul 1944)
   Greif (5 Aug 1944 - 18 Aug 1944)
   Zorn (29 Sep 1944 - 1 Oct 1944)
   Grimm (1 Oct 1944 - 2 Oct 1944)
   Panther (18 Oct 1944 - 8 Nov 1944)
   Stier (25 Nov 1944 - 13 Dec 1944)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-365 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.


4 leaf Clover and Sword

Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


U-Boats at War

Showell, Jak P. Mallmann


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