|Ordered||10 Apr 1941|
|Laid down||18 Nov 1942||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 679)|
|Launched||25 Nov 1943|
|Commissioned||18 Dec 1943||Kptlt. Friedrich Schumann-Hindenberg|
|Successes||3 ships sunk, total tonnage 17,087 GRT|
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)
Attacks on this boat and other events
30 Sep 1944
A Catalina flying boat attempted to approach and attack in the North Atlantic, but U-245s gunners kept it at bay and the boat escaped unharmed.
1 recorded attack on this boat.
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in April 1944.
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.
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!
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