List of all U-boats




Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down20 Aug 1942 Flensburger Schiffsbau-Ges, Flensburg (werk 491)
Launched16 Nov 1943
Commissioned7 Jan 1944Oblt. Wolfgang Schäfer
7 Jan 1944 - Jan, 1945  Oblt. Wolfgang Schäfer
Jan, 1945 - 27 Apr 1945  Oblt. Herbert Giesewetter
28 Apr 1945 - 5 May 1945  Oblt. Götz Roth
No patrols
7 Jan 1944-28 Feb 1945  21. Flottille (school boat)
1 Mar 1945-5 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Surrendered on 5 May 1945 at Heligoland, Germany.

Transferred from Wilhelmshaven to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 23 June 1945.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk by naval gunfire on 17 Dec, 1945 in position 56.14N, 10.37W.

Final location

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-368 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

Media links

The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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

Wynn, Kenneth

The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris
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