German submarine U-341

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Career (Nazi Germany)
Name: U-341
Ordered: 20 January 1941
Builder: Nordseewerke, Emden
Yard number: 213
Laid down: 28 October 1941
Launched: 10 October 1942
Commissioned: 28 November 1942
Fate: Sunk by a Canadian aircraft, September 1943[1]
General characteristics
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
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[2][3]
Part of: 8th U-boat Flotilla
(28 November 1942–31 May 1943)
3rd U-boat Flotilla
(1 June–19 September 1943)
Commanders: Oblt.z.S.. Dietrich Epp
(28 November 1942–19 September 1943)
Operations: 1st patrol:
25 May–10 July 1943
2nd patrol:
31 August–19 September 1943
Victories: None

German submarine U-341 was a Type VIIC U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II.

She did not sink or damage any ships.

Service history[edit]

The submarine was laid down on 28 October 1941 at the Nordseewerke yard at Emden as yard number 213, launched on 20 August 1942 and commissioned on 28 November 1942 under the command of Oberleutnant zur See Dietrich Epp.

U-341 served with the 8th U-boat Flotilla, for training and then with the 3rd flotilla for operations from 1 June.

1st patrol[edit]

U-341 sailed from Kiel on 25 May 1943, and out into the Atlantic Ocean via the Iceland / Faroe Islands 'gap'. Having moved all over the central north Atlantic without encountering any shipping, she arrived at La Pallice in occupied France, on 10 July.[4]

2nd patrol and loss[edit]

For her second foray, U-341 departed La Pallice on 31 August 1943 and headed north. On 19 September, she was sunk by depth charges dropped by a Canadian B-24 Liberator of No. 10 Squadron RCAF southwest of Iceland.[5][6][7]

Fifty men died; there were no survivors

Wolf packs[edit]

U-341 took part in 1 wolfpack, namely.

  • Leuthen (15 Sep 1943 - 19 Sep 1943)

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Kemp, Paul: U-Boats Destroyed - German Submarine Losses in the World Wars, 1999, Arms & Armour, ISBN 1-85409-515-3, p. 146.
  2. ^ "The Type VIIC boat U-341 - German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "War Patrols by German U-boat U-341 - Boats - uboat.net". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Patrol of U-boat U-341 from 25 May to 10 July 1943 - U-boat patrols - uboat.net". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  5. ^ http://uboat.net/boats/u341/htm
  6. ^ Kemp, p. 146
  7. ^ http://www.u-boot-archiv.de/dieboote/u0341html U-341 at u-boot-archiv.de
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. 
  • Edwards, Bernard (1996). Dönitz and the Wolf Packs - The U-boats at War. Cassell Military Classics. p. 214. ISBN 0-304-35203-9. 
  • 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: 58°34′N 25°30′W / 58.567°N 25.500°W / 58.567; -25.500