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Ship ClassType VII-class Submarine
BuilderOderwerke AG
Slip/Drydock NumberIII
Ordered20 Jan 1941
Laid Down29 Oct 1941
Launched20 Feb 1944
Commissioned1 Jul 1944
Displacement769 tons standard; 871 tons submerged
Length220 feet
Beam20 feet
Draft16 feet
Machinery2 Germaniawerft F46 4-stroke 6cyl supercharged diesel engines (2,760-3,160shp), 2 BBC GG UB 720/8 double-acting electric motors (740 shp), 2 shafts, 2 propellers
Speed18 knots
Range8,500nm at 10 knots surfaced, 80nm at 4 knots submerged
Armament4x53.3cm bow torpedo tubes, 1x53.3cm stern torpedo tubes, 14 torpedoes or 26 TMA mines, 1x8.8cm deck gun, 1x3.7cm Flak M42 anti-aircraft gun, 2x2x2cm C/30 anti-aircraft gun
Submerged Speed7.6 knots


ww2dbaseGerman submarine U-822 was commissioned into service in Jul 1944. She was assigned to the 4th Submarine Flotilla for training, remained with that training unit until the end of the war. She was scuttled in Wesermünde (Bremerhaven), Germany in early May 1945 to prevent Allied capture. In 1948, her wreck was raised and broken up.

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Last Major Revision: Aug 2021

Submarine U-822 Interactive Map

U-822 Operational Timeline

20 Jan 1941 The order for the construction of U-822 was issued.
29 Oct 1941 The keel of U-822 was laid down by Oderwerke in Stettin, Germany.
20 Feb 1944 U-822 was launched by Oderwerke in Stettin, Germany.
1 Jul 1944 U-822 was commissioned into service with Oberleutnant zur See Josef Elsinghorst in command.
5 May 1945 U-822 was scuttled in Wesermünde, Germany.

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