List of all U-boats

U-3004

Type

XXI

 
Ordered6 Nov 1943
Laid down4 Jun 1944 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1163)
Launched26 Jul 1944
Commissioned30 Aug 1944Kptlt. Helmut Thurmann
Commanders
30 Aug 1944 - 13 Mar 1945  Kptlt. Helmut Thurmann
18 Mar 1945 - 18 Apr 1945  Kptlt. Otto Peschel
Career
No patrols
30 Aug 1944-2 May 1945  4. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

This is one of 3 type XXI boats buried in the Elbe II bunker in Hamburg.

The boats trapped there are U-2505, U-3004 and U-3506. They are lying on the surface at low tide but are not accessible to the casual observer and stationed on private property. I believe the bunker has been filled with gravel now to prevent injuries as the area is considered dangerous.

Final location

The fate below is an incorrect but a very common one in many sources.

Previously recorded fate

  • Scuttled on 2 May, 1945 at Hamburg. Wreck broken up.

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-3004 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.


Clover and Sword

Media links


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


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

Wynn, Kenneth