List of all U-boats

U-1307

Type

VIIC/41

 
Ordered1 Aug 1942
Laid down2 Dec 1943 Flensburger Schiffsbau-Ges, Flensburg (werk 500)
Launched29 Sep 1944
Commissioned17 Nov 1944Oblt. Hans Buscher
Commanders
17 Nov 1944 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. Hans Buscher
Career
No patrols
17 Nov 1944-8 May 1945  4. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Bergen, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 2 June 1945.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 9 Dec, 1945 in position 55.50N, 10.05W by rockets from a British Firefly aircraft (FAA 816) from the escort carrier HMS Nairana.

Final location

Blue marker shows final fate during Operation Deadlight. Orange marker shows German surrender.

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-1307 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


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

Wynn, Kenneth