|Ordered||20 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||30 Aug 1941||Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 305)|
|Launched||25 Jul 1942|
|Commissioned||17 Sep 1942||Oblt. Rudolf Bahr|
|Successes||2 ships sunk, total tonnage 13,045 GRT|
2 warships sunk, total tonnage 2,560 tons
Lost on 16 January 1944 probably to one of its own torpedoes in the approximate position 49N/18W. 51 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, September 2003).
Previously recorded fate
U-305 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Stürmer (11 Mar 1943 - 20 Mar 1943)
Seewolf (21 Mar 1943 - 30 Mar 1943)
Mosel (19 May 1943 - 23 May 1943)
Leuthen (15 Sep 1943 - 24 Sep 1943)
Rossbach (25 Sep 1943 - 5 Oct 1943)
Borkum (18 Dec 1943 - 3 Jan 1944)
Borkum 1 (3 Jan 1944 - 13 Jan 1944)
Rügen (13 Jan 1944 - 16 Jan 1944)
Attacks on this boat and other events
22 May 1943
Mid Atlantic, a.m.: An Avenger aircraft from USS Bogue (pilot Stewart E. Doty) attacked U-305, forcing her to dive and repair damage.
When the boat surfaced again at noon, a second Avenger from USS Bogue, (pilot Robert L. Stearns) was waiting, and dropped four depth charges, causing further damage. The boat managed to escape and return to base at Brest.(Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 336)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-305 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
A squirrel and a ship