German submarine U-369

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Career (Nazi Germany)
Name: U-369
Ordered: 25 August 1941
Builder: Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft, Flensburg
Yard number: 492
Laid down: 6 October 1942
Commissioned: 15 October 1943
Fate: Surrendered at Kristainsund-Sud May 1945, sunk as part of Operation Deadlight, November 1945
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: 22nd U-boat Flotilla
(15 October 1943–28 February 1945)
11th U-boat Flotilla
(1 March–8 May 1945)
Commanders: Kptlt. Ludwig Schaafhausen
(15 October 1943–28 February 1945)
Oblt.z.S.. Hans-Norbert Schunck
(16 April–8 May 1945)
Operations: None
Victories: None

German submarine U-369 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 November 1945.[2]

Service history[edit]

The submarine was laid down on 6 October 1942 at the Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft yard at Flensburg as yard number 492, launched on 17 August 1943 and commissioned on 15 October under the command of Kapitänleutnant Ludwig Schaafhausen.

She served with the 22nd U-boat Flotilla from 15 October 1943 and the 11th flotilla from 1 March 1945.

Fate[edit]

U-367 surrendered at Kristiansand-Sud in Norway on 5 May 1945. She was transferred to Scapa Flow in Scotland for Operation Deadlight on 29 May. She was sunk on 30 November.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gröner 1985, pp. 72-74.
  2. ^ a b Helgason, Guðmundur. "The Type VIIC boat U-369". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 3 September 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. 

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Coordinates: 55°31′N 7°27′W / 55.517°N 7.450°W / 55.517; -7.450