German submarine U-222

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Career (Nazi Germany)
Name: U-222
Ordered: 15 August 1940
Builder: F. Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel
Yard number: werk 652
Laid down: 16 June 1941
Launched: 28 March 1942
Commissioned: 23 May 1942
Fate: Sunk in a collision, 2 September 1942
General characteristics
Type: Type VIIC submarine
Displacement: 769 tonnes (757 long tons) surfaced
871 t (857 long tons) submerged
Length: 67.1 m (220 ft 2 in) o/a
50.5 m (165 ft 8 in) pressure hull
Beam: 6.2 m (20 ft 4 in) o/a
4.7 m (15 ft 5 in) pressure hull
Draft: 4.74 m (15 ft 7 in)
Propulsion: 2 × supercharged Germaniawerft 6-cylinder 4-stroke F46 diesel engines, totalling 2,800–3,200 bhp (2,100–2,400 kW). Max rpm: 470-490
2 × electric motors, totalling 750 shp (560 kW) and max rpm: 296
Speed: 17.7 knots (32.8 km/h; 20.4 mph) surfaced
7.6 knots (14.1 km/h; 8.7 mph) submerged
Range: 15,170 km (8,190 nmi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph) surfaced
150 km (81 nmi) at 4 knots (7.4 km/h; 4.6 mph) submerged
Test depth: 230 m (750 ft)
Crush depth: 250–295 m (820–968 ft)
Complement: 44–52 officers and ratings
Armament: 5 × 53.3 cm (21 in) torpedo tubes (four bow, one stern)
14 × torpedoes or 26 TMA mines
1 × 8.8 cm (3.46 in) deck gun (220 rounds)
Various AA guns
Service record
Part of: 8th U-boat Flotilla
Commanders: Kptlt. Ralph von Jessen
Operations: none
Victories: none

German Submarine U-222 was a Type VIIC U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II.
She was laid down at the F. Krupp Germaniawerft yard in Kiel as 'werk' 652 on 16 June 1941, launched on 28 March 1942 and commissioned on 23 May under Oberleutnant zur See Ralf von Jessen. She was part of the 8th U-boat Flotilla, a training organization.

She was lost on 2 September 1942 after a collision with U-626 in the Baltic. 42 men died; there were three survivors.[1]

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Coordinates: 54°25′N 19°30′E / 54.417°N 19.500°E / 54.417; 19.500