|Ordered||10 Apr 1941|
|Laid down||9 Jul 1942||Nordseewerke, Emden (werk 217)|
|Launched||11 Mar 1943|
|Commissioned||4 May 1943||Oblt. Ulrich Knackfuss|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
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.
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.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Commander stepping on Ship