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Ordered23 Mar 1942
Laid down9 Apr 1943 Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 65)
Launched23 Nov 1943
Commissioned29 Dec 1943Oblt. Fritz Hein
29 Dec 1943 - 22 Feb 1945  Oblt. Fritz Hein
3 patrols
29 Dec 1943-31 Jul 1944  8. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1944-30 Sep 1944  7. Flottille (active service)
1 Oct 1944-22 Feb 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
Successes2 ships sunk, total tonnage 7,559 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,176 GRT
1 ship a total loss, total tonnage 9,551 GRT

Sunk on 22 February 1945 in the North Atlantic west of Cadiz, in position 36.29N, 08.20W, by gunfire from the British minesweepers HMS Recruit and HMS Pincher, after being badly damaged by depth charges from the British armed yacht HMS Evadne in position 35.54N, 05.43W on 19 February. 9 dead and 41 survivors.

Loss position

See the 4 ships hit by U-300 - View the 3 war patrols

Attacks on this boat and other events

4 Aug 1944
Three depth charges from a Canadian Catalina flying boat (Sqdn 162, pilot W. O. Marshall) caused extensive damage which included both periscopes and a ballast tank. The boat drove off the aircraft with flak and escaped, but was forced to retreat to Bergen for repairs. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 630)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat

This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in July 1944 but it was of course installed prior to that date.

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-300 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.


Media links

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

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

Blood on the Sea

Parkin, Robert Sinclair
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