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Name: U-324
Ordered: 16 July 1942
Builder: Flender Werke, Lübeck
Yard number: 324
Laid down: 24 March 1943
Launched: 12 February 1944
Commissioned: 5 April 1944
Fate: Surrendered, 8 May 1945

Broken up, March 1947

General characteristics
Type: Type VIIC/41 submarine
Displacement: 769 long tons (781 t) surfaced

871 long tons (885 t) submerged

Length: 67.23 m (220 ft 7 in) o/a50.5 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 M6V 40/46 diesel engines, totalling 2,800–3,200 bhp (2,100–2,400 kW). Max rpm: 470-4902 × electric motors, totalling 750 shp (560 kW) and max rpm: 296.
Speed: 17.7 knots (20.4 mph; 32.8 km/h) surfaced7.6 knots (8.7 mph; 14.1 km/h) submerged
Range: 15,725 km (8,491 nmi) at 10 kn (19 km/h) surfaced150 km (81 nmi) at 4 kn (7.4 km/h) submerged
Test depth: 250 m (820 ft)

Crush depth: 275–325 m (902–1,066 ft)

Complement: 44–52 officers and ratings
Armament: • 5 × 533 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes (four bow, one stern)• 14 × torpedoes or26 TMA mines

• 1 × C35 88mm gun/L45 deck gun(220 rounds) • Various AA guns (from U-1271 onwards lacked the fittings to handle mines)

Service record[1]
Part of: 4th U-boat Flotilla

(5 April 1944–14 March 1945) 11th U-boat Flotilla (15 March–8 May 1945)

Commanders: Oblt. Ernst Edelhoff

(5 April 1944–8 May 1945)

Operations: None
Victories: None

German submarine U-324 was a Type VIIC/41 U-boat of the Nazi German Kriegsmarine during World War II.

The submarine was laid down on 24 March 1943 at the Flender Werke at Lübeck, launched on 12 February 1944, and commissioned on 5 April 1944 under the command of Oberleutnant zur See Ernst Edelhoff.

U-324 served with the 4th U-boat Flotilla for training, and subsequently with the 11th U-boat Flotilla for front-line service from 15 March to 8 May 1945. U-324 did not, however, complete any patrols. The boat departed in company with U-776 on 22 March 1945 but aborted the patrol due to engine trouble and returned to port. Still under repair at the cessation of hostilities, she surrendered at Bergen, Norway on 8 May 1945 and was broken up in March 1947.

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  1. ^ "The Type VIIC/41 boat U-324 - German U-boats of WWII -". Retrieved 2010-01-04.

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