List of all U-boats

U-345

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered10 Apr 1941
Laid down9 Jul 1942 Nordseewerke, Emden (werk 217)
Launched11 Mar 1943
Commissioned4 May 1943Oblt. Ulrich Knackfuss
Commanders
4 May 1943 - 23 Dec 1943  Oblt. Ulrich Knackfuß
Career
No patrols
4 May 1943-23 Dec 1943  8. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Decommissioned on 23 December 1943 at Kiel, after being damaged in the Howaldtswerke shipyard by bombs during a US air raid (8th AF) on 13 December 1943.

Foundered while under tow on 2 February 1944 in the Baltic Sea north of Warnemünde, in position 54.20,5N, 12.04,5E. Wreck raised in April 1953 and broken up at Stralsund.

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-345 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.


Commander stepping on Ship

Media links


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


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

Wynn, Kenneth