German submarine U-412

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Career
Name: U-412
Ordered: 30 October 1939
Builder: Danziger Werft, Danzig
Yard number: 113
Laid down: 7 March 1941
Launched: 15 December 1941
Commissioned: 29 April 1942
Fate: Sunk northeast of the Faroe Islands, October 1942 by a British aircraft[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: 15,170 km (8,190 nmi) at 10 kn (19 km/h) surfaced
150 km (81 nmi) at 4 kn (7.4 km/h) 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[2]
Part of: 8th U-boat Flotilla
(29 April–1 October 1942)
9th U-boat Flotilla
(1–22 October 1942)
Commanders: Kptlt. Walther Jahrmärker
(29 April–October 1942)
Operations: 17–22 October 1942
Victories: None

German submarine U-412 was a Type VIIC U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II.

She carried out one patrol. She sank or damaged no ships.

She was sunk northeast of the Faroe Islands, in October 1942, by a British aircraft.

Service history[edit]

The submarine was laid down on 7 March 1941 at the Danziger Werft (yard) at Danzig (now Gdansk) as 'werk' 113, launched on 15 December and commissioned on 29 April under the command of Kapitänleutnant Walther Jahrmäker.

She served with the 8th U-boat Flotilla from 29 April 1942 (training) and the 9th flotilla from 1 October.

Patrol and loss[edit]

U-401 departed Kiel on 17 October 1942. She was sunk on the 22nd northeast of the Faroe Islands by depth charges dropped by a Vickers Wellington of No. 179 Squadron RAF.

Forty-seven men died in U-412; there were no survivors.

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Kemp, Paul: U-Boats Destroyed - German Submarine Losses in the World Wars, 1997, Arms & Armour, ISBN 1-85409-515-3, p. 93
  2. ^ "The Type VIIC boat U-412 - German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
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Coordinates: 63°55′N 0°24′E / 63.917°N 0.400°E / 63.917; 0.400