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

Damaged by US bombs on 13 Dec 1943, stricken at Kiel on 23 Dec 1943. Later brought to Warnemünde.

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