List of all U-boats

U-1307

Type

VIIC/41

 
Ordered1 Aug 1942
Laid down2 Dec 1943 Flensburger Schiffsbau-Ges, Flensburg (werk 500)
Launched29 Sep 1944
Commissioned17 Nov 1944Oblt. Hans Buscher
Commanders
17 Nov 1944 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. Hans Buscher
Career
No patrols
17 Nov 1944-8 May 1945  4. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Bergen, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 2 June 1945.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 9 Dec, 1945 in position 55.50N, 10.05W by rockets from a British Firefly aircraft (FAA 816) from the escort carrier HMS Nairana.

Final location

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1307 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


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

Wynn, Kenneth


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris


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German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


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