German submarine U-335

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Career (Nazi Germany)
Name: U-335
Ordered: 15 August 1940
Builder: Nordseewerke, Emden
Yard number: 207
Laid down: 3 January 1941
Launched: 15 October 1941
Commissioned: 17 December 1941
Fate: Sunk, August 1942 by a British submarine[1]
General characteristics [2]
Class and 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
(17 December 1941–31 July 1942)
6th U-boat Flotilla
(1–3 August 1942)
Commanders: Kptlt. Hans-Herman Pelkner
(12 December 1941–3 August 1942)
Operations: 30 July–3 August 1942
Victories: None

German submarine U-335 was a Type VIIC U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II. The submarine was laid down on 3 January 1941 at the Nordseewerke yard at Emden as yard number 207, launched on 15 October and commissioned on 17 December under the command of Kapitänleutnant Hans-Herman Pilkner.

Service history[edit]

After training with the 8th U-boat Flotilla, she moved to the 6th flotilla for front-line service in August 1942.

The boat's one and only patrol began with her departure from Kiel on 30 July 1942. Atlantic-bound,[1] she was intercepted and sunk by the British submarine HMS Saracen southeast of the Faroe Islands on 3 August.[1][3]

Forty-three men died; there was one survivor.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kemp 1999, p. 86.
  2. ^ Gröner 1985, pp. 72-74.
  3. ^ a b c Helgason, Guðmundur. "The Type VIIC boat U-335". uboat.net. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "War Patrols by German U-boat U-335". uboat.net. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 

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. 
  • Kemp, Paul (1999). U-Boats Destroyed - German Submarine Losses in the World Wars. London: Arms & Armour. ISBN 1-85409-515-3. 

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Coordinates: 62°48′N 0°12′W / 62.800°N 0.200°W / 62.800; -0.200