List of all U-boats

U-1305

Type

VIIC/41

 
Ordered1 Aug 1942
Laid down30 Jul 1943 Flensburger Schiffsbau-Ges, Flensburg (werk 498)
Launched11 Jul 1944
Commissioned13 Sep 1944Oblt. Helmut Christiansen
Commanders
13 Sep 1944 - 10 May 1945  Oblt. Helmuth Christiansen
Career
1 patrol
13 Sep 1944-15 Mar 1945  4. Flottille (training)
16 Mar 1945-8 May 1945  33. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 878 GRT
Fate

Surrendered at Loch Eriboll, Scotland on 10 May 1945 (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Post war information (see more post-war boats):
Allocated to the USSR by the TNC. Arrived Libau (Latvia) on 4 Dec 45 with RN Pennant No: N.25. Allocated to the Baltic Fleet on 13 Feb 46. Renamed S-84 on 9 Jun 49. To reserve on 30 Dec 55. Allocated as a test hulk to the Northern Fleet. Sunk in Barents Sea off Novaja Zemlja during an atomic bomb test on 10 Oct 57. Map position is approximate.

Final location

Blue marker shows the final fate of the boat after the war. Orange marker shows German surrender. Map is click-able and zoom-able.

See the 1 ships hit by U-1305 - View the 1 war patrol

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in April 1945 but it was of course installed prior to that date. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1305 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Ship holed by Trident

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel