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Ordered6 Aug 1940
Laid down12 Feb 1941 Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 301)
Launched25 Mar 1942
Commissioned9 May 1942Oblt. Willy-Roderich Körner
9 May 1942 - 21 Jan 1943  Kptlt. Willy-Roderich Körner
3 patrols
9 May 1942-30 Sep 1942  5. Flottille (training)
1 Oct 1942-31 Dec 1942  1. Flottille (active service)
1 Jan 1943-21 Jan 1943  29. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 21 January 1943 in the Mediterranean Sea west of Bonifacio, Corsica, in position 41.27N, 07.04E by torpedoes from the British submarine HMS Sahib. 45 dead and 1 survivor.

Loss position

View the 3 war patrols

Previously recorded fate

  • Sunk 17 Jan, 1944 in the North Atlantic south-west of Ireland, in position 49.39N, 20.10W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Wanderer and the British frigate HMS Glenarm.
    Notes. This attack was responsible for the sinking of U-377.

Wolfpack operations

U-301 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Panther (11 Oct 1942 - 16 Oct 1942)
   Puma (16 Oct 1942 - 26 Oct 1942)
   Südwärts (24 Oct 1942 - 26 Oct 1942)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-301 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.

Bird and U-boat

Media links

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay

Submarines versus U-boats

Jones, Geoffrey

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