The Wreck Of German Submarine U-352



German submarine U-352 was a Type VIIC U-boat of Nazi Germany’s Kriegsmarine during World War II.  German submarine U-352 was laid down on 11 March 1940 at the Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft yard at Flensburg, launched on 7 May 1941.

On 9 May 1942, she was sunk by depth charges from the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Icarus, south of Morehead City, North Carolina.  Fifteen of the crew were lost, but 33 survived.

U-352 lies in about 115 feet (35 m) of water, and sits at a 45-degree list to starboard.  The wreck scatter is within a 100-m radius of location above on a sand bottom.

This wreck has become an artificial reef that is heavily populated with Hemanthias vivanus.  The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015.

Source: Wikipedia


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