German submarine U-351

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Career (Nazi Germany)
Name: U-351
Ordered: 9 October 1939
Builder: Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft, Flensburg
Yard number: 470
Laid down: 4 March 1940
Launched: 27 March 1941
Commissioned: 20 June 1941
Fate: Scuttled, off northern Germany, May 1945. Broken up, 1948
General characteristics [1]
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[2]
Part of: 26th U-boat Flotilla
(20 June 1941–31 March 1942)
24th U-boat Flotilla
(1 April 1942–30 June 1944)
22nd U-boat Flotilla
(1 July 1944–28 February 1945)
4th U-boat Flotilla
(1 March–5 May 1945)
Commanders: Oblt.z.S.. Karl Hause
(20 June–14 December 1941)
Kptlt. Günther Rosenberg
(15 December 1941–24 August 1942)
Oblt.z.S. Eberhard Zimmermann
(25 August 1942–25 May 1943)
Oblt.z.S. Götz Roth
(26 May–5 October 1943)
Oblt.z.S. Helmut Wicke
(13 December 1943–30 June 1944)
Oblt.z.S. Hans-Jürgen Schley
(1 July 1944–19 March 1945
Oblt.z.S. Hugo Strehl
20 March–5 May 1945
Operations: None
Victories: None

German submarine U-351 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 4 March 1940 at the Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft yard at Flensburg as yard number 470, launched on 27 March 1941 and commissioned on 20 June under the command of Oberleutnant zur See Karl Hause.

She served with the 26th U-boat Flotilla from 20 June 1941, the 24th flotilla from 1 April 1942, the 22nd flotilla from 1 July 1944 and the 4th flotilla from 1 March 1945. All these assignments were for employment as a training or school boat.

Fate[edit]

U-351 was scuttled on 5 May 1945 in Horup Haff, (east of Flensburg). The wreck was broken up in 1948.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gröner 1985, pp. 72-74.
  2. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "The Type VIIC boat U-351". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Hofmann, Markus. "U 351". Deutsche U-Boote 1935-1945 - u-boot-archiv.de (in German). Retrieved 26 December 2014. 

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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