List of all U-boats

U-315

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down7 Jul 1942 Flender Werke AG, L├╝beck (werk 315)
Launched29 May 1943
Commissioned10 Jul 1943Oblt. Herbert Zoller
Commanders
10 Jul 1943 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. Herbert Zoller
Career
11 patrols
10 Jul 1943-28 Feb 1944  8. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1944-14 Sep 1944  11. Flottille (active service)
15 Sep 1944-8 May 1945  13. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 6,996 GRT
1 warship a total loss, total tonnage 1,370 tons
Fate

Surrendered at Trondheim, Norway on 9 May 1945.

Post war information (see more post-war boats):
Unseaworthy. Not transferred to UK. Scrapped on-site in Norway in March 1947.

Final location

See the 2 ships hit by U-315 - View the 11 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-315 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Hartmut (23 Feb 1944 - 28 Feb 1944)
   Boreas (28 Feb 1944 - 7 Mar 1944)
   Blitz (24 Mar 1944 - 5 Apr 1944)
   Donner (5 Apr 1944 - 9 Apr 1944)
   Keil (19 Apr 1944 - 20 Apr 1944)
   Donner & Keil (20 Apr 1944 - 3 May 1944)
   Trutz (3 May 1944 - 13 May 1944)
   Grimm (31 May 1944 - 6 Jun 1944)
   Trutz (6 Jun 1944 - 28 Jun 1944)
   Zorn (29 Sep 1944 - 1 Oct 1944)
   Grimm (1 Oct 1944 - 2 Oct 1944)
   Panther (16 Oct 1944 - 6 Nov 1944)
   Stier (29 Nov 1944 - 4 Dec 1944)

General notes on this boat

3 Jan 1945. On 3 January, 1945 trouble with the diesels forced U-315 to return to base.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in December 1944 but it was of course installed prior to that date. 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-315 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.


Hand breaking a Ship

Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


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