List of all U-boats

U-302

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered6 Aug 1940
Laid down2 Apr 1941 Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 302)
Launched25 Apr 1942
Commissioned16 Jun 1942Oblt. Herbert Sickel
Commanders
16 Jun 1942 - 6 Apr 1944  Kptlt. Herbert Sickel
Career
8 patrols
16 Jun 1942-30 Nov 1942  8. Flottille (training)
1 Dec 1942-31 May 1943  11. Flottille (active service)
1 Jun 1943-31 Oct 1943  13. Flottille (active service)
1 Nov 1943-6 Apr 1944  9. Flottille (active service)
Successes3 ships sunk, total tonnage 12,697 GRT
Fate

Sunk 6 April 1944 in the North Atlantic north-west of the Azores, in position 45.05N, 35.11W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Swale. 51 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 3 ships hit by U-302 - View the 8 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-302 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Nordwind (24 Jan 1943 - 29 Jan 1943)
   Eisbär (27 Mar 1943 - 15 Apr 1943)
   Wiking (5 Aug 1943 - 16 Sep 1943)
   Coronel 2 (15 Dec 1943 - 17 Dec 1943)
   Amrum (18 Dec 1943 - 23 Dec 1943)
   Rügen 4 (23 Dec 1943 - 2 Jan 1944)
   Rügen 3 (2 Jan 1944 - 5 Jan 1944)
   Rügen 4 (5 Jan 1944 - 7 Jan 1944)
   Rügen (7 Jan 1944 - 22 Jan 1944)
   Preussen (19 Mar 1944 - 22 Mar 1944)

General notes on this boat

26 Jan 1943. On 26 January, 1943 U-302 had to break off her patrol in the Barents Sea due to serious technical problems.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-302 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.


The Polar Bear - 11th Flotilla

Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay