List of all U-boats

U-304

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered7 Dec 1940
Laid down26 Jun 1941 Flender Werke AG, L├╝beck (werk 304)
Launched13 Jun 1942
Commissioned5 Aug 1942Ltnt. Heinz Koch
Commanders
5 Aug 1942 - 28 May 1943  Oblt. Heinz Koch
Career
1 patrol
5 Aug 1942-31 Mar 1943  8. Flottille (training)
1 Apr 1943-28 May 1943  1. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk on 28 May 1943 in the North Atlantic south-east of Cape Farewell, in position 54.50N, 37.20W, by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (120 Sqn RAF/E). 46 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Wolfpack operations

U-304 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Without name (7 May 1943 - 10 May 1943)
   Isar (10 May 1943 - 15 May 1943)
   Donau 1 (15 May 1943 - 26 May 1943)

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

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-304 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


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