German submarine U-323

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Career (Nazi Germany)
Name: U-323
Ordered: 16 July 1942
Builder: Flender Werke, Lübeck
Yard number: 323
Laid down: 12 March 1942
Launched: 12 January 1944
Commissioned: 2 March 1944
Fate: Scuttled, May 1945, in northern Germany
General characteristics
Class and type: Type VIIC/41 submarine
Displacement: 759 tonnes (747 long tons) surfaced
860 t (846 long tons) submerged
Length: 67.23 m (220 ft 7 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 × GL RP 137/c 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: 250 m (820 ft)
Crush depth: 275–325 m (902–1,066 ft)
Complement: 44–52 officers and ratings
Armament:
Service record[1][2]
Part of: 4th U-boat Flotilla
(2 March 1944–3 May 1945)
Identification codes: M 49 909
Commanders: Kptlt. Siegfried Pregel
(19 July 1944–26 February 1945)
Oblt.z.S. Hans-Jürgen Dobinsky
(5 February–29 December 1944)
Operations: None
Victories: None

German submarine U-323 was a Type VIIC/41 U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II.

She carried out no patrols and sank or damaged no ships.

The boat was scuttled in May 1945 in northern Germany.

Service history[edit]

The submarine was laid down on 12 March 1942 by the Flender Werke yard at Lübeck as yard number 323, launched on 12 January 1944 and commissioned on 2 March under the command of Kapitänleutnant Siegfried Pregel.

She served with the 4th U-boat Flotilla for training, from 2 March 1944 to 3 May 1945.

Fate[edit]

The boat was scuttled on 3 May 1945 near Nordenham, (across the River Weser from Bremerhaven).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "The Type VIIC/41 boat U-323". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "War Patrols by German U-boat U-323". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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. 
  • 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. 

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