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Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down5 Oct 1942 Danziger Werft AG, Danzig (werk 131)
Launched22 Apr 1943
Commissioned4 Aug 1943Italian Commander
10 Sep 1943 - 5 Jan 1944   Otto Heinrich Nachtigall
6 Jan 1944 - 30 Mar 1945  Oblt. Ulrich Hammer
No patrols
4 Aug 1943-31 Aug 1943  8. Flottille (training)
1 Sep 1943-1 Feb 1945  21. Flottille (school boat)
1 Feb 1945-30 Mar 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Renamed S 6 after being transferred to Italy in exchange for transport vessels. Reverted to Germany as U-430 after the Italian surrender.

Sunk 30 March 1945 near Bremen, in position 53.08N, 08.46E, by US bombs. 2 dead, unknown number of survivors.

Loss position

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-430 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

Media links

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

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel