|Ordered||20 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||7 May 1942||Nordseewerke, Emden (werk 216)|
|Launched||29 Jan 1943|
|Commissioned||26 Mar 1943||Oblt. Ulrich Pietsch|
|Successes||1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,350 tons|
Sunk on 22 August 1944 in the Norwegian Sea north-west of Bear Island, in position 74.54N, 15.26E, by depth charges from a British Swordfish aircraft (825 Sqn FAA/X) of the British escort carrier HMS Vindex. 50 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB, September 1980).
Previously recorded fate
Wolfpack operationsSchnorchel 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-344 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
The Olympic Rings - Crew 36