German submarine U-627

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Career (Nazi Germany)
Name: U-627
Ordered: 15 August 1940
Builder: Blohm & Voss in Hamburg
Laid down: August 8, 1941
Launched: 29 April 1942
Commissioned: 18 June 1942
Fate: Sunk on October 27, 1942 just south of Iceland in position 59.14N, 22.49W by depth charges from a British B-17 Flying Fortress bomber from 206 Squadron RAF. This resulted in the loss of all hands.
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 & ratings
Armament: 5 × 53.3 cm (21 in) torpedo tubes (4 bow, 1 stern)
14 × torpedoes or 26 TMA mines
1 × 8.8 cm (3.46 in) deck gun (220 rounds)
Various AA guns

German submarine U-627 was a Type VIIC U-boat built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine for service during World War II. Its hull was laid down on August 8, 1941 at the yards of Blohm & Voss in Hamburg and it was Commissioned on June 18, 1942 under the command of Kptlt. Robert Kindelbacher.

U 627 was sunk on October 27, 1942 just south of Iceland in position 59°14′N 22°49′W / 59.233°N 22.817°W / 59.233; -22.817Coordinates: 59°14′N 22°49′W / 59.233°N 22.817°W / 59.233; -22.817 by depth charges from a British B-17 Flying Fortress bomber from 206 Squadron RAF. This resulted in the loss of all 44 crew members.

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References[edit]

  • German U-Boat Losses During World War II by Axel Niestle, published by United States Naval Inst (1998), ISBN 1-55750-641-8.

Coordinates: 59°14′N 22°49′W / 59.233°N 22.817°W / 59.233; -22.817