U-331 U-boat Cap Badge. The Dragon. Aged
In 10 patrols, U-331 sank a warship, an auxiliary warship, and also damaged a warship. She is known for sinking HMS Barham, a British Queen Elizabeth-class battleship, on November 25th, 1941.
On her 3rd patrol, on 17 November, 1941 U-331 dropped off 8 commandos on the Egyptian coast east of Ras Gibeisa, to blow up a railway near the coast, but they failed. She was sunk on November 17, 1942 in the Mediterranean north of Algiers. After she had been badly damaged by a Hudson aircraft she signaled surrender to a seaplane but was attacked by a torpedo-equipped aircraft Albacore from the British aircraft carrier HMS Formidable. 32 men died but 17 survived.