List of all U-boats




Ordered10 Apr 1941
Laid down9 Jul 1942 Nordseewerke, Emden (werk 217)
Launched11 Mar 1943
Commissioned4 May 1943Oblt. Ulrich Knackfuss
4 May 1943 - 23 Dec 1943  Oblt. Ulrich Knackfuß
No patrols
4 May 1943-23 Dec 1943  8. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Decommissioned on 23 December 1943 at Kiel, after being damaged in the Howaldtswerke shipyard by bombs during a US air raid (8th AF) on 13 December 1943.

Foundered while under tow on 2 February 1944 in the Baltic Sea north of Warnemünde, in position 54.20,5N, 12.04,5E. Wreck raised in April 1953 and broken up at Stralsund.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-345 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.

Commander stepping on Ship

Media links

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

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel