Date(s) - Jul 5, Mon
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On the 29th Dec 1945 a Canadian Corvette, HMCS Calgary (K231), came to the aid of liberty ship the Black Hawk which had just been torpedoed. A mile or so to the south of Black Hawk the corvette dropped a series of depth charges and saw oil at the surface, although a kill was never confirmed. The U-boat had indeed been hit and went down with all 52 hands including its captain Gerhard Wysk. Whilst the submarine later discovered at this spot was assumed to have been the U-boat that sealed Black Hawk’s fate, there has been much discussion about its identity, and some references may still refer to it as the U772 or the UC62. A dive from Wey Chieftain IV by Innes McCartney in 2014 confirmed it as most likely being the U322, a German type VIIC U-boat of 860 gross tons, 67m long, with a beam of 5m x 6m. U322 was powered by two diesels engines producing 3200 hp, and two electric motors. She carried an armament of 14 torpedoes, and a 8.8 cm L/45 deck gun.
Today she lies north-south, bow to north, and leans 70 degrees to starboard on a sea bed of 50m. She is largely intact with some damage to the stern standing 4-5m. Distance from Weymouth 13 miles.