German submarine U-349

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Career (Nazi Germany)
Name: U-349
Ordered: 5 June 1941
Builder: Nordseewerke, Emden
Yard number: 221
Laid down: 29 December 1942
Launched: 22 July 1943
Commissioned: 8 September 1943
Fate: Scuttled, off northern Germany, May 1945. Broken up, 1948
General characteristics
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[1]
Part of: 22nd U-boat Flotilla
(8–30 September 1943)
23rd U-boat Flotilla
(1 October 1943–28 February 1945)
31st U-boat Flotilla
(1 March–5 May 1945)
Commanders: Oblt.z.S.. Ernst Lotter
(8 September 1943–4 January 1944)
Oblt.z.S. Wolfgang Dähne
(5 January 1944–5 May 1945)
Operations: None
Victories: None

German submarine U-349 was a Type VIIC U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II.

She carried out no patrols. She did not sink or damage any ships.

She was scuttled in May 1945 in northern Germany.

Service history[edit]

The submarine was laid down on 29 December 1942 at the Nordseewerke yard at Emden as yard number 221, launched on 22 July 1943 and commissioned on 8 September under the command of Oberleutnant zur See Ernst Lotter.

She served with the 22nd U-boat Flotilla from 8 September 1943, the 23rd flotilla from 1 October and the 31st flotilla from 1 March 1945.

Fate[edit]

U-349 was scuttled on 5 May 1945 in Gelting Bay, (east of Flensburg). One man died when he refused to leave the boat. The wreck was broken up in 1948.[2]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ "The Type VIIC boat U-349 - German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.u-boot-archiv.de/dieboote/u0349html U-349 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. 
  • 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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