List of all U-boats




Ordered2 Apr 1942
Laid down6 Mar 1943 Flensburger Schiffsbau-Ges, Flensburg (werk 495)
Launched4 Apr 1944
Commissioned25 May 1944Oblt. Wolfgang Herwartz
25 May 1944 - 7 Mar 1945  Kptlt. Wolfgang Herwartz
1 patrol
25 May 1944-31 Dec 1944  4. Flottille (training)
1 Jan 1945-7 Mar 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
Successes3 ships sunk, total tonnage 8,386 GRT

Sunk on 7 March 1945 in St George's Channel, in position 52.19N, 05.23W, by depth charges from the Canadian frigates HMCS La Hulloise, HMCS Strathadam and HMCS Thetford Mines. 48 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 3 ships hit by U-1302 - View the 1 war patrol

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat

This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in February 1945 but it was of course installed prior to that date.

Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from the boat

17 Sep 1944
One of the crew took his own life with a pistol in the port of Gotenhafen.

  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.

Red Bird

Media links

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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