|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||12 Oct 1942||Howaldtswerke Hamburg AG, Hamburg (werk 829)|
|Launched||20 Nov 1943|
|Commissioned||23 Dec 1943||Oblt. Max Ulber|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
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)
Previously recorded fate
- Surrendered at Wilhelmshaven 8 May, 1945.
Attacks on this boat
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.
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.