German submarine U-284

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Career (Nazi Germany)
Name: U-284
Ordered: 5 June 1941
Builder: Bremer Vulkan, Bremen-Vegesack
Yard number: 49
Laid down: 1 July 1942
Launched: 6 March 1943
Commissioned: 14 April 1943
Fate: Scuttled, southeast of Greenland, November 1943[1]
General characteristics [2]
Class & 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
Height: 9.6 m (31 ft 6 in)
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: 8,500 nmi (15,700 km; 9,800 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph) surfaced
80 nmi (150 km; 92 mi) 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:
Service record[3][4]
Part of: 8th U-boat Flotilla
(14 April 1943–31 October 1943)
9th U-boat Flotilla
(1 November–21 December 1943)
Commanders: Oblt.z.S. Günter Scholz
(14 April–21 December 1943)
Operations: One patrol:
28 November–21 December 1943
Victories: None

German submarine U-284 was a Type VIIC U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II.

The submarine was laid down on 1 July 1942 at the Bremer Vulkan yard at Bremen-Vegesack as yard number 49. She was launched on 6 March 1943 and commissioned on 14 April under the command of Oberleutnant zur See Günter Scholz.[3]

Service history[edit]

U-284 served with the 8th U-boat Flotilla for training from April to October 1943 and operationally with the 9th flotilla from 1 November.[3] She carried out one patrol, sinking no ships. She was a member of one wolfpack.

Patrol[edit]

The boat's only patrol began with her departure from Kiel on 13 January 1944. She passed between Iceland and the Faroe Islands and into the Atlantic Ocean. She was scuttled southeast of Greenland on 21 November 1943, after sustaining sea damage. Her crew were taken off by U-629 and taken to Brest in occupied France, arriving on 5 January 1944.

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Kemp, Paul: U-Boats Destroyed - German Submarine Losses in the World Wars, 1997, Arms & Armour, ISBN 1-85409-515-3, p. 162
  2. ^ Gröner 1985, pp. 72-74.
  3. ^ a b c Helgason, Guðmundur. "The Type VIIC boat U-284". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "War Patrols by German U-boat U-284". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
Bibliography
  • Busch, Rainer; Röll, Hans-Joachim (1999). Deutsche U-Boot-Verluste von September 1939 bis Mai 1945. Der U-Boot-Krieg (in German) IV (Hamburg, Berlin, Bonn: Mittler). ISBN 3-8132-0514-2. 
  • Gröner, Erich (1985). U-Boote, Hilfskreuzer, Minenschiffe, Netzleger, Sperrbrecher. Die deutschen Kriegsschiffe 1815-1945 (in German) III (Koblenz: Bernard & Graefe). ISBN 3-7637-4802-4. 

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Coordinates: 55°04′N 30°23′W / 55.067°N 30.383°W / 55.067; -30.383