List of all U-boats

U-245

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered10 Apr 1941
Laid down18 Nov 1942 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 679)
Launched25 Nov 1943
Commissioned18 Dec 1943 Kptlt. Friedrich Schumann-Hindenberg
Commanders
18 Dec 1943 - 9 May 1945  KrvKpt. Friedrich Schumann-Hindenberg
Career
3 patrols
18 Dec 1943-31 Jul 1944  5. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1944-1 Oct 1944  3. Flottille (active service)
1 Oct 1944-8 May 1945  33. Flottille (active service)
Successes3 ships sunk, total tonnage 17,087 GRT
Fate

Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Bergen, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Transferred from Bergen to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 30 May 1945 for Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 7 Dec, 1945 in position 55.25N, 06.19W

Final location

Blue marker shows final fate during Operation Deadlight. Orange marker shows German surrender.

See the 3 ships hit by U-245 - View the 3 war patrols

Attacks on this boat and other events

30 Sep 1944
A Catalina flying boat attempted an attack in the North Atlantic, but U-245s gunners kept it at bay and the boat escaped unharmed.

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in April 1944. 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-245 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Head of Boar inside a Ring

Horrido - Joho!

Media links


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


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

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris