|Ordered||16 Jul 1942|
|Laid down||13 Apr 1943||Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 325)|
|Launched||25 Mar 1944|
|Commissioned||6 May 1944||Oblt. Erwin Dohrn|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on or after 30 April 1945 in the English Channel south of Lizard Point, in position 49.48N, 05.12W, by a mine in the British minefield Artizan B3, part 1. 52 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, July 2008).
The wreck of a U-boat found in position 49.48.283N, 05.12.383W was identified as U-325 in 2008. Its discovery and further details can be found in the following PDF file:
Niestlé, Axel (2010). The ‘Atlas’ Survey Zone: Deep-sea Archaeology & U-boat Loss Reassessments, Oddyssey Marine Exploration
Previously recorded fate
- Sunk during the second half of April 1945 on the British minefield »HW A1« in position 50°31,4’n / 05°22,8’w off the Cornish coast. (Dr. Axel Niestlé, 2007)
July 4, 2007. Published the article The loss of U 325, U 400 and U 1021 by Dr. Axel Niestlé. This article explains the loss of this boat. [Edit: July 2010. U-325 has since been re-assessed to currently displayed fate.
- Listed as missing on 7 April, 1945 in the North Atlantic or on the south-west coast of Britain. (Dr. Axel Niestlé / FDS/NHB, May 1993)
General notes on this boat
7 Apr 1945. U-325 reported for the last time on 7 April, 1945 from approximate position 56N, 20W.
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in October 1944.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-325 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Cat in Boots
U-boats Missing in Action.