|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||24 Jan 1942||Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 309)|
|Launched||5 Dec 1942|
|Commissioned||27 Jan 1943||Oblt. Hans-Gert Mahrholz|
|Successes||1 ship a total loss, total tonnage 7,219 GRT|
Boat has been discovered
The wreck of this boat has almost certainly been discovered in early 2001 off the east coast of Scotland. See photos from that wreck at http://www.scapaflow.com/u309.html.
This boat is a dive site
July 2001. 63 metres to the seabed, 60 metres on the wreck. Dive team: John Thornton, Stuart Murray, Ian Huntington, Tim Hayes, Wolfgang Kanig. The team were diving a mixture of open circuit and closed circuit trimix
(this is not fully confirmed but very likely U-309)Depth: 200 feet (61 meters)
Position (lat, long): 58.09, -2.23
See more U-boat dive sites.
U-309 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Rossbach (6 Oct 1943 - 9 Oct 1943)
Schlieffen (14 Oct 1943 - 22 Oct 1943)
Siegfried (22 Oct 1943 - 26 Oct 1943)
Rügen 7 (28 Dec 1943 - 2 Jan 1944)
Rügen 6 (2 Jan 1944 - 7 Jan 1944)
Rügen (7 Jan 1944 - 26 Jan 1944)
Stürmer (26 Jan 1944 - 3 Feb 1944)
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in April 1944.
Annoucements related to this boatU-309 found by divers? (6 Jul 2001)
Men lost from the boat
30 Sep 1943
A man was lost in the North Atlantic while working on deck. [Mechanikergefreiter Erich Jungmann]
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Bird on Pole