List of all U-boats

U-340

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered17 Dec 1940
Laid down1 Oct 1941 Nordseewerke, Emden (werk 212)
Launched20 Aug 1942
Commissioned16 Oct 1942Oblt. Hans-Joachim Klaus
Commanders
16 Oct 1942 - 2 Nov 1943  Oblt. Hans-Joachim Klaus
Career
3 patrols
16 Oct 1942-30 Apr 1943  8. Flottille (training)
1 May 1943-2 Nov 1943  6. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Scuttled at 0430hrs on 2 Nov 1943 a few miles southwest of Punta Almina on the coast of Spanish Morocco, in position 35.49N, 05.14W, after sustaining damage from depth charges from the British sloop HMS Fleetwood, the British destroyers HMS Active and HMS Witherington and a British Wellington aircraft (Sqdn. 179/R). 1 dead and 48 survivors.

Loss position

View the 3 war patrols

Previously recorded fate

  • Sunk at 0430hrs on 2 Nov, 1943 near Tangier, in position 35.33N, 06.37W, by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Fleetwood, the British destroyers HMS Active and HMS Witherington and by depth charges from a British Wellington aircraft (Sqdn. 179/R). (, November 2010)

Wolfpack operations

U-340 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Iller (12 May 1943 - 15 May 1943)
   Donau 1 (15 May 1943 - 20 May 1943)
   Without name (11 Jul 1943 - 29 Jul 1943)

Attacks on this boat and other events

25 Aug 1943
U-340 rescued 5 Luftwaffe airmen off Spain on 25 August. Shortly afterwards the boat was attacked by an aircraft and a few men were wounded, the boat being damaged.

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Men lost from the boat

25 Aug 1943
U-340 rescued 5 Luftwaffe airmen off Spain on 25 August. Shortly afterwards the boat was attacked by an aircraft and a few men were wounded, the boat being damaged.

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Chess piece on Shield

Media links


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