List of all U-boats

U-680

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered5 Jun 1941
Laid down12 Oct 1942 Howaldtswerke Hamburg AG, Hamburg (werk 829)
Launched20 Nov 1943
Commissioned23 Dec 1943Oblt. Max Ulber
Commanders
21 Dec 1943 - 5 May 1945  Oblt. Max Ulber
Career
4 patrols
23 Dec 1943-31 Jul 1944  31. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1944-30 Sep 1944  6. Flottille (active service)
1 Oct 1944-5 May 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surrendered on 5 May 1945 at Baring Bay, near Fredericia, Denmark (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland for Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 28 Dec, 1945 in position 55.24N, 06.29W by gunfire from the British destroyer HMS Onslaught.

Final location

Blue marker shows final fate during Operation Deadlight. Orange marker shows German surrender.

View the 4 war patrols

Previously recorded fate

  • Surrendered at Wilhelmshaven 8 May, 1945.

Attacks on this boat and other events

27 Aug 1944
U-680 reported severe damage from depth charging. The boat was forced to return to base, arriving at Bergen, Norway 8 Sep. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 632)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in July 1944. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-680 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.


Chimneysweeper

Media links


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


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


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris