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Ordered10 Apr 1941
Laid down17 Nov 1942 Nordseewerke, Emden (werk 220)
Launched25 Jun 1943
Commissioned10 Aug 1943Oblt. Hans-Norbert Schunck *
Jul, 1943 - Aug, 1943  Oblt. Hans-Joachim Förster (Knights Cross)
10 Aug 1943 - 30 Mar 1945  Oblt. Hans-Norbert Schunck
18 Jun 1944 - 21 Jun 1944  Oblt. Sigurd Seeger
26 Jun 1944 - 1 Jul 1944  Kptlt. Kurt-Heinz Nicolay
6 patrols
10 Aug 1943-31 Mar 1944  8. Flottille (training)
1 Apr 1944-11 Jul 1944  9. Flottille (active service)
12 Jul 1944-15 Feb 1945  8. Flottille (active service)
16 Feb 1945-30 Mar 1945  5. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 30 March 1945 inside pontoon dock off U-boat pen Fink II at Hamburg-Finkenwerder, in position 53.32,5N, 09.51,4E, by bombs during US air raid (8th AF). 2 dead, unknown number of survivors.

Loss position

View the 6 war patrols

General notes on this boat

* From June to Aug 1943 Oblt. Hans-Joachim Förster served as Baubelehrungs commander in the last days before the boat was commissioned.

Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from the boat

6 May 1944
Two men stepped on a land mine near Stavanger, Norway. One was killed, the other wounded. The boat departed for its second patrol from Bergen on the 20th. [Bootsmaat Günter Labahn]

28 Jan 1945
One man drowned in a diving accident near Gotenhafen, while checking the damage sustained by U-348 after it ran aground near Hela the day before. [Matrose Hermann Witthöft]

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -

U-boat Emblems

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Coat of Arms of Soest

Media links

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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

Wynn, Kenneth
($ 77.01)

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay
($ 31.49)