|Ordered||23 Mar 1942|
|Laid down||9 Apr 1943||Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 65)|
|Launched||23 Nov 1943|
|Commissioned||29 Dec 1943||Oblt. Fritz Hein|
|Successes||2 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.
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.
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.
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.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.