|Ordered||20 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||16 Sep 1941||Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 306)|
|Launched||29 Aug 1942|
|Commissioned||21 Oct 1942||Oblt. Claus von Trotha|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 10,218 GRT|
2 ships damaged, total tonnage 11,195 GRT
Sunk 31 Oct 1943 in the North Atlantic north-east of the Azores, in position 46.19N, 20.44W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Whitehall and the British corvette HMS Geranium. 51 dead (all hands lost).
Attacks on this boat and other events
5 Apr 1943
The target of the depth charge attack on 6 April 1943 in the North Atlantic SW of Iceland in position 58.25N, 29.22W, by the British frigate HMS Tay, formerly credited with sinking U-635, was actually U-306, which escaped unscathed.
7 May 1943
06.55 hrs, inbound: British Halifax bomber HR745 (RAF Sqn 58/S, pilot W/C W.E. Oulton, DFC) dropped six depth charges about 15 seconds after U-306 dived. No damage. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)
2 recorded attacks on this boat.
Men lost from the boat
7 May 1943
06.55 hrs, inbound: British Halifax bomber HR745 (RAF Sqn 58/S, pilot W/C W.E. Oulton, DFC) dropped six depth charges about 15 seconds after U-306 dived. No damage.
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
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Coat of Arms of Kassel
Coat of Arms of Austria