|Ordered||20 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||23 Nov 1941||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1053)|
|Launched||5 Sep 1942|
|Commissioned||23 Jan 1943||Kptlt. Friedrich Guggenberger (Knights Cross)|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk 27 Aug 1943 in the Sargasso Sea, in position 28.19N, 37.58W, by air-launched (Fido) torpedoes from Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (VC-1) of the American escort carrier USS Card. 62 dead (all hands lost).
General notes on this boatSchnorchel and see list of fitted boats.
Men lost from the boat
26 Jan 1943
During training in Wesermünde an accident occured while the machine gun was being fired. Casualties were one dead, one heavily wounded.
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
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