German submarine U-228

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Career
Name: U-228
Ordered: 7 December 1940
Builder: Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel
Yard number: 658
Laid down: 18 October 1941
Launched: 30 July 1942
Commissioned: 12 September 1942
Struck: 5 October 1944
Fate: Broken up, 1944-45
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 (8.7 mph; 14.1 km/h) 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 & ratings
Armament: 5 × 53.3 cm (21 in) torpedo tubes (four bow, one stern)
14 × G7e torpedoes or 26 TMA mines
1 × 8.8 cm (3.46 in) deck gun (220 rounds)
Various AA guns
Service record[1][2]
Part of: 5th U-boat Flotilla
(12 September 1942–28 February 1943)
6th U-boat Flotilla
(1 March 1943–5 October 1944)
Commanders: Kptlt. Erwin Christophersen
(12 September 1942–August 1944)
Kptlt. Herbert Engel
(August 1944–5 October 1944)
Operations: 1st patrol: 6 February–29 March 1943
2nd patrol: 4 May–19 July 1943
3rd patrol: 27 September–20 December 1943
4th patrol: 19–26 March 1944
5th patrol: 6–16 June 1944
6th patrol: 12 August–20 September 1944
Victories: None

German submarine U-228 was a Type VIIC U-boat built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine for service during World War II.

Built at the Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft shipyard in Kiel, the U-boat was laid down on 18 October 1941, launched on 30 July 1942 and commissioned on 12 September 1942. U-228 served with the 5th U-boat Flotilla for training, and later with the 6th U-boat Flotilla from 1 March 1943 to 5 October 1944 as a front-line boat.[1]

U-228 completed six patrols without sinking any ships, but shot down two aircraft. She was damaged at Bergen, Norway, struck on 5 October 1944 and later broken up.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "The Type VIIC boat U-228 - German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  2. ^ "War Patrols by German U-boat U-228 - Boats - uboat.net". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
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