List of all U-boats

U-307

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered20 Jan 1941
Laid down5 Nov 1941 Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 307)
Launched30 Sep 1942
Commissioned18 Nov 1942Ltnt. Friedrich-Georg Herrle
Commanders
18 Nov 1942 - 1 Dec 1944  Oblt. Friedrich-Georg Herrle (German Cross in Gold)
2 Dec 1944 - 29 Apr 1945  Oblt. Erich Krüger
Career
13 patrols
18 Nov 1942-30 Apr 1943  8. Flottille (training)
1 May 1943-31 Oct 1943  11. Flottille (active service)
1 Nov 1943-29 Apr 1945  13. Flottille (active service)
Successes2 ships sunk, total tonnage 7,226 GRT
Fate

Sunk 29 April 1945 in the Barents Sea near Murmansk, Russia, in position 69.24N, 33.44E, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Loch Insh. 37 dead and 14 survivors.

Loss position

See the 2 ships hit by U-307 - View the 13 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-307 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Wiking (5 Sep 1943 - 8 Oct 1943)
   Monsun (3 Oct 1943 - 23 Nov 1943)
   Eisenbart (28 Oct 1943 - 8 Dec 1943)
   Boreas (28 Feb 1944 - 10 Mar 1944)
   Thor (17 Mar 1944 - 26 Mar 1944)
   Donner (17 Apr 1944 - 20 Apr 1944)
   Donner & Keil (20 Apr 1944 - 3 May 1944)
   Grimm (31 May 1944 - 6 Jun 1944)
   Trutz (8 Jun 1944 - 10 Jul 1944)
   Rasmus (6 Feb 1945 - 13 Feb 1945)
   Hagen (13 Mar 1945 - 21 Mar 1945)
   Faust (21 Apr 1945 - 29 Apr 1945)

General notes on this boat

4 Sep 1945. The last German unit surrendered. It was weather station 'Haudegen' (buccaneer) on Spitzbergen (now known as Svalbard), landed there by U-307 on 28 September 1944.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-307 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.


13 Flotilla

U-boat War Badge

Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel