German submarine U-368

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Career
Name: U-368
Ordered: 25 August 1941
Builder: FSG, Flensburg
Yard number: 491
Laid down: 6 July 1942
Commissioned: 27 August 1943
Fate: Surrendered at Heligoland May 1945, sunk as part of Operation Deadlight, December 1945
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: 15,170 km (8,190 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: 230 m (750 ft)
Crush depth: 250–295 m (820–968 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]
Part of: 21st U-boat Flotilla
(7 January 1944–28 February 1945)
31st U-boat Flotilla
(1 March–8 May 1945)
Commanders: Oblt.z.S. Wolfgang Schäfer
(7 January 1944–28 February 1945)
Oblt.z.S.. Herbert Giesewetter
(January–27 April 1945)
Oblt. Götz Roth
(28 April–8 May 1945)
Operations: None
Victories: None

German submarine U-368 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 sunk after Germany's surrender as part of Operation Deadlight in December 1945.[2]

Service history[edit]

The submarine was laid down on 20 August 1942 at the Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft yard at Flensburg as 'werk' 491, launched on 16 November 1943 and commissioned on 7 January 1944 under the command of Oberleutnant zur See Wolfgang Schäfer.

She served with the 21st U-boat Flotilla from 7 January 1944 and the 31st flotilla from 1 March 1945.

Fate[edit]

U-368 surrendered at the German-occupied island of Heligoland on 5 May 1945. She moved to Wilhelmshaven and was transferred to Loch Ryan in Scotland for Operation Deadlight on 23 June. She was sunk by naval gunfire on 17 December.

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ "The Type VIIC boat U-368 - German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  2. ^ U-368
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Coordinates: 56°14′N 10°37′W / 56.233°N 10.617°W / 56.233; -10.617