German submarine U-328

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Career
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
Type: Type VIIC/41 submarine
Displacement: 769 long tons (781 t) surfaced
871 long tons (885 t) 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: 15,725 km (8,491 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: 250 m (820 ft)
Crush depth: 275–325 m (902–1,066 ft)
Complement: 44–52 officers and 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: 4th U-boat Flotilla
(19 September 1944–1 May 1945)
11th U-boat Flotilla
(2–6 May 1945)
Commanders: Obtlt. 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 'werk' 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.[3] She was sunk by aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm on 30 November.[4]

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