German submarine U-467

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Career (Nazi Germany)
Name: U-467
Ordered: 15 August 1940
Builder: Deutsche Werke, Kiel
Yard number: 298
Laid down: 22 June 1941
Launched: 16 May 1942
Commissioned: 15 July 1942
Fate: Sunk by a US Navy aircraft, southeast of Iceland, May 1943[1]
General characteristics [2]
Class and type: Type VIIC submarine
Displacement: 769 tonnes (757 long tons) surfaced
871 t (857 long tons) submerged
Length: 67.10 m (220 ft 2 in) o/a
50.50 m (165 ft 8 in) pressure hull
Beam: 6.20 m (20 ft 4 in) o/a
4.70 m (15 ft 5 in) pressure hull
Height: 9.60 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 PS (2,100–2,400 kW; 2,800–3,200 bhp). Max rpm: 470–490
2 × SSW GU 343/38-8 double-acting electric motors, totalling 750 PS (550 kW; 740 shp) 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[3]
Part of: 5th U-boat Flotilla
(15 July 1942 – 31 March 1943)
11th U-boat Flotilla
(1 April 1942 – 25 May 1943)
Commanders: Kptlt. Heinz Kummer
(15 July 1942 – 25 May 1943)
Operations: 1st patrol:
27 March – 29 April 1943
2nd patrol:
20–25 May 1943
Victories: None

German submarine U-467 was a Type VIIC U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II.

She carried out two patrols. She sank no ships.

She was a member of one wolfpack.

She was sunk by a US Navy aircraft southeast of Iceland, in May 1943.[1][3]

Service history[edit]

The submarine was laid down on 22 June 1941 at Deutsche Werke in Kiel as yard number 298, launched on 16 May 1942 and commissioned on 15 July under the command of Kapitänleutnant Heinz Kummer.

She served with the 5th U-boat Flotilla from 15 July 1942 for training and the 11th flotilla from 1 April 1943 for operations.

1st patrol[edit]

U-432‍ '​s first patrol was preceded by a short journey from Kiel in Germany to Bergen in Norway. The patrol itself began when the boat departed Bergen on 27 March 1943. She headed northwest into the Norwegian Sea.

2nd patrol and loss[edit]

Her second foray began with her departure from Bergen on 20 May 1943. On the 25th, she was sunk by a FIDO homing torpedo dropped by a US Navy Catalina flying boat.

Forty-six men went down with U-467; there were no survivors.[1][3]

Wolfpacks[edit]

U-467 took part in one wolfpack, namely.

  • Eisbär (30 March - 15 April 1943)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kemp 1999, p. 121.
  2. ^ Gröner 1985, pp. 72-74.
  3. ^ a b c Helgason, Guðmundur. "The Type VIIC boat U-467". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 24 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. 
  • Kemp, Paul (1999). U-Boats Destroyed - German Submarine Losses in the World Wars. London: Arms & Armour. ISBN 1-85409-515-3. 

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