U 322


The German Kriegsmarines U 322, a type VIIC/41 type uboat, was laid down at Flender Werke A.G in Lübeck in February 1943, and was launched in December the same year. She was commissioned in February 1944 under command of Oberleutnant Gerhard Wysk and training in 4.Flotille. In November 1944 she was transferred to active service in 11.Flotille based in Bergen,Norway. She did two war patrols, and sunk a three Allied ships for a total of 19516 tons. On her second patrol, she was spotted by the Canadian corvette HMCS Calgary and sunk by depth charges in the English channel 29.December 1944. The whole crew of 52 men went down with the uboat. The wreck was found in the 1990s, and it was initially believed to be U-772, but it was later identified as the U-322. The wreck rest today on a depth of 40 to 53 meter west of Shetland Islands, south of Weymouth.

Former names:
U 322

220,7 x 20,4 x 31,6 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
759 displ ( surfaced ) Lübeck ( D ) 1943 Bergen ( N )

Picture:  German Type VIIC class uboat
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