List of all U-boats

U-310

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered5 Jun 1941
Laid down30 Jan 1942 Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 310)
Launched3 Jan 1943
Commissioned24 Feb 1943Ltnt. Klaus Friedland
Commanders
24 Feb 1943 - 26 Sep 1943  Oblt. Klaus Friedland
27 Sep 1943 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. Wolfgang Ley
Career
6 patrols
24 Feb 1943-31 Jul 1944  8. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1944-4 Sep 1944  7. Flottille (active service)
5 Sep 1944-8 May 1945  13. Flottille (active service)
Successes2 ships sunk, total tonnage 14,395 GRT
Fate

Used up and paid off. Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Trondheim, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

At Trondheim, Norway on 29 May 1945

Post war information (see more post-war boats):
Unseaworthy. Not transferred to UK. Scrapped on-site in Norway in March 1947.

Final location

See the 2 ships hit by U-310 - View the 6 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-310 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Feuer (17 Sep 1944 - 19 Sep 1944)
   Zorn (26 Sep 1944 - 1 Oct 1944)
   Grimm (1 Oct 1944 - 2 Oct 1944)
   Regenschirm (14 Oct 1944 - 16 Oct 1944)
   Panther (16 Oct 1944 - 10 Nov 1944)
   Stier (25 Nov 1944 - 13 Dec 1944)
   Hagen (17 Mar 1945 - 21 Mar 1945)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-310 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.


Landsknecht

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