List of all U-boats




Ordered25 Sep 1939
Laid down25 May 1940 Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 279)
Launched19 Oct 1940
Commissioned27 Nov 1940Oblt. Hinrich Kelling
27 Nov 1940 - 31 Aug 1942   Hinrich Kelling
9 Jan 1942 - May, 1944  Oblt. Hermann Schultz
May, 1944 - 7 Jun 1944  Oblt. Emil Ranzau
16 Jul 1944 - 21 Dec 1944  Oblt. Hunold Ahlefeld
22 Dec 1944 - 31 Mar 1945  Oblt. Hans-Helmut Anschütz
1 Apr 1945 - 5 May 1945  Oblt. Jürgen Kriegshammer
No patrols
27 Nov 1940-31 Dec 1940  1. Flottille (training)
1 Jan 1941-31 Mar 1945  22. Flottille (school boat)
1 Apr 1945-5 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Surrendered on 5 May 1945 at Heligoland, Germany.

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

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk by gunfire in position 56.04N, 09.35W from the British destroyer HMS Onslaught and patrol sloop HMS Powey on 21 Dec 1945.

Final location

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

Previously recorded fate

  • Surrendered at Wilhelmshaven, Germany in May, 1945.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-150 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Beetle and White Box

Media links

The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird

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

Wynn, Kenneth

The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel