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Ordered25 Sep 1939
Laid down29 Mar 1940 Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 274)
Launched21 Sep 1940
Commissioned16 Oct 1940Oblt. Heinrich Driver
16 Oct 1940 - 18 Dec 1940  Oblt. Heinrich Driver (German Cross in Gold)
19 Dec 1940 - 21 Oct 1941  Kptlt. Rudolf Franzius
22 Oct 1941 - 25 Nov 1941  Oblt. Heinz Schomburg
26 Nov 1941 - 14 Dec 1942  Oblt. Reimar Ziesmer
15 Dec 1942 - 12 Mar 1944  Oblt. Otto Hübschen
13 Mar 1944 - 26 Nov 1944  Oblt. Horst Dieter Hübsch
27 Nov 1944 - 5 May 1945  Oblt. Friedrich-Karl Görner
3 patrols
16 Oct 1940-18 Dec 1940  1. Flottille (training)
19 Dec 1940-5 May 1945  22. Flottille (school boat)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Surrendered on 5 May 1945 at Heligoland, Germany.

Transferred from Wilhelmshaven to Loch Ryan 30 June 1945 for Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 22 Dec, 1945 in position 55.47N, 09.56W.

Final location

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

View the 3 war patrols

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-145 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.

Horseshoe leaning to right

Media links

The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris

Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay