List of all U-boats
|Ordered||20 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||16 Sep 1941||Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 306)|
|Launched||29 Aug 1942|
|Commissioned||21 Oct 1942||Oblt. Claus von Trotha|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 10,218 GRT|
2 ships damaged, total tonnage 11,195 GRT
Sunk on 31 October 1943 in the North Atlantic north-east of the Azores, in position 46.19N, 20.44W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Whitehall and the British corvette HMS Geranium. 51 dead (all hands lost).
U-306 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Seeteufel (21 Mar 1943 - 30 Mar 1943)
Meise (15 Apr 1943 - 26 Apr 1943)
Schill (25 Oct 1943 - 31 Oct 1943)
Attacks on this boat and other events
5 Apr 1943
The target of the depth charge attack on 6 April 1943 in the North Atlantic SW of Iceland in position 58.25N, 29.22W, by the British frigate HMS Tay, formerly credited with sinking U-635, was actually U-306, which escaped unscathed.
7 May 1943
06.55 hrs, inbound: British Halifax bomber HR745 (RAF Sqn 58/S, pilot W/C W.E. Oulton, DFC) dropped six depth charges about 15 seconds after U-306 dived. No damage. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)
2 recorded attacks on this boat.
Men lost from the boat
7 May 1943
06.55 hrs, inbound: British Halifax bomber HR745 (RAF Sqn 58/S, pilot W/C W.E. Oulton, DFC) dropped six depth charges about 15 seconds after U-306 dived. No damage.
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Coat of Arms of Kassel
Coat of Arms of Austria
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