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Ordered20 Jan 1941
Laid down5 Nov 1941 Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 308)
Launched31 Oct 1942
Commissioned23 Dec 1942Ltnt. Karl Mühlenpfordt
23 Dec 1942 - 4 Jun 1943  Oblt. (R) Karl Mühlenpfordt
1 patrol
23 Dec 1942-31 May 1943  8. Flottille (training)
1 Jun 1943-4 Jun 1943  6. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 4 June 1943 in the Norwegian Sea north-east of the Faeroe Islands, in position 64.28N, 03.09W, by torpedoes from the British submarine HMS Truculent. 44 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-308 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.

White Whale

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

Submarines versus U-boats

Jones, Geoffrey

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