List of all U-boats

U-3008

Type

XXI

 
Ordered6 Nov 1943
Laid down2 Jul 1944 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1167)
Launched14 Sep 1944
Commissioned19 Oct 1944Kptlt. Fokko Schlömer
Commanders
19 Oct 1944 - Mar, 1945  Kptlt. Fokko Schlömer
Mar, 1945 - 11 May 1945  Kptlt. Helmut Manseck
Career
1 patrol
19 Oct 1944-1 Apr 1945  4. Flottille (training)
1 Apr 1945-8 May 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

The boat left Wilhelmshaven, Germany for patrol on 3 May, 1945.

Surrendered at sea in the Baltic on 11 May 1945 (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Arrived in Kiel, Germany 21 May
Departed Kiel 2 June
Arrived Wilhelmshaven 2 June
Departed Wilhelmshaven 21 June
Arrived Lisahally, Northern Ireland 27 June.

Post war information (see more post-war boats):
Secretly transferred to US Navy in Aug 1945 escorted by USS Brant, arriving at New London, CT on 25 Aug 45. Refitted at Portsmouth Navy Yard, NH and used for trials and training. Taken out of service in July 1948. Sunk after demolition tests in May 1954. Sold for scrap in Puerto Rico on 15 Sep 55 to Loudes Iron & Metal Co.

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.

View the 1 war patrol

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-3008 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.


Clown


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