List of all U-boats

U-630

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down23 Aug 1941 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 606)
Launched12 May 1942
Commissioned9 Jul 1942Oblt. Werner Winkler
Commanders
9 Jul 1942 - 6 May 1943  Oblt. Werner Winkler
Career
1 patrol
9 Jul 1942-31 Mar 1943  5. Flottille (training)
1 Apr 1943-6 May 1943  3. Flottille (active service)
Successes2 ships sunk, total tonnage 14,894 GRT
Fate

Sunk 6 May 1943 in the North Atlantic north-east of Newfoundland, in position 52.31N, 44.50W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Vidette. 47 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB, October 1991).

Loss position

See the 2 ships hit by U-630 - View the 1 war patrol

Left Kiel on 18 March, 1943.
Last radio message received on 17 April.

Previously recorded fate

  • Sunk 4 May, 1943 south of Cape Farewell, Greenland, in position 56.38N, 42.38W, by depth charges from a Canadian Catalina aircraft (Sqdn. 5/W). (Postwar assessment)
    Notes. This attack was actually against U-209 inflicting severe damage.

Wolfpack operations

U-630 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Löwenherz (1 Apr 1943 - 10 Apr 1943)
   Lerche (10 Apr 1943 - 15 Apr 1943)
   Specht (22 Apr 1943 - 4 May 1943)
   Fink (4 May 1943 - 6 May 1943)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-630 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.


Viking Ship

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel