German submarine U-328

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Career (Nazi Germany)
Name: U-328
Ordered: 16 July 1942
Builder: Flender Werke, Lübeck
Yard number: 328
Laid down: 15 May 1943
Launched: 24 June 1944
Commissioned: 19 September 1944
Fate: Surrendered, May 1945; sunk as part of Operation Deadlight, November 1945
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) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph) surfaced
80 nmi (150 km) 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
(19 September 1944–1 May 1945)
11th U-boat Flotilla
(2–6 May 1945)
Identification codes: M 43 571
Commanders: Oblt.z.S. Peter Lawrence
(19 September–30 November 1944)
Operations: None
Victories: None

German submarine U-328 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 surrendered in Norway in May 1945 and was sunk as part of Operation Deadlight in November.

Service history[edit]

The submarine was laid down on 15 May 1943 by the Flender Werke yard at Lübeck as yard number 328, launched on 24 June 1944 and commissioned on 19 September under the command of Oberleutnant zur See Peter Lawrence.

She served with the 4th U-boat Flotilla for training, from 19 September 1944 to 1 May 1945 and the 11th flotilla 2–6 May 1945.

Fate[edit]

The boat surrendered at Bergen in Norway on 9 May 1945. She was transferred to Loch Ryan in Scotland on the 30th for Operation Deadlight.[1] She was sunk by aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm on 30 November.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Helgason, Guðmundur. "The Type VIIC/41 boat U-328". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "War Patrols by German U-boat U-328". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Hofmann, Markus. "U 328". Deutsche U-Boote 1935-1945 - u-boot-archiv.de (in German). Retrieved 2014-12-06. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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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