U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-306

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
25 Feb 1943Kiel9 May 1943Brest74 days


Officers *

Oblt. Claus von Trotha

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-306

We have 68 daily positions for the 74 days U-306 was at sea.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-306 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Seeteufel (21 Mar 1943 - 30 Mar 1943)
   Meise (15 Apr 1943 - 26 Apr 1943)

Ships hit by U-306 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
22 Apr 1943U-306Claus von Trotha Amerika10,218brHX-234A
23 Apr 1943U-306Claus von Trotha Silvermaple (d.)5,313brHX-234B

1 ship sunk (10,218 tons) and 1 ship damaged (5,313 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-306 during this patrol

5 Apr 1943
The target of the depth charge attack on 6 April 1943 in the North Atlantic SW of Iceland in position 58.25N, 29.22W, by the British frigate HMS Tay, formerly credited with sinking U-635, was actually U-306, which escaped unscathed.

(Sources: 1985-03-01, FDS/NHB)

7 May 1943
06.55 hrs, inbound: British Halifax bomber HR745 (RAF Sqn 58/S, pilot W/C W.E. Oulton, DFC) dropped six depth charges about 15 seconds after U-306 dived. No damage. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

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