U 320


U 320 ws a type VIIC uboat built in Lübeck in Germany and launched in 1942. She was sent to 4.Flotille in Stettin as a training boat, and in April 1945 she was transferred to 5.Flotille in Kiel. She then sailed up to Norway and the German uboat base in Bergen. She did two war patrols during her short career, but didn't sink any ships. When the Germans capitulated a few weeks later, she was still at sea outside the Norwegian city of Ålesund, when she was spotted and attacked by a British Catalina airplane from 210 RAF squadron. The uboat was damaged under the attack, and they sailed towards the island of Sotra, where they scuttled her the day after. The wreck has not yet been located.

Former names:
U 320

67,1 x 6,2 x 4,74 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
769 displ ( surfaced ) Lübeck ( D ) 1942 Bergen ( N )

60° 12' N, 04° 59' E
Approx location of the scuttling of U 320

Picture: German type VIIC uboat
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Last updated: November 2020