|Ordered||7 Aug 1939|
|Laid down||30 Jul 1940||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 992)|
|Launched||28 Feb 1941|
|Commissioned||21 May 1941||Kptlt. Nicolai Clausen (Knights Cross)|
|Successes||29 ships sunk, total tonnage 143,748 GRT|
Decommissioned in August 1944 at Lorient and scuttled south-west of U-boat pen Keroman I on 18 August 1944. Wreck captured by US forces in May 1945 and handed over to France. Raised and broken up in 1946.
U-129 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Grönland (10 Aug 1941 - 25 Aug 1941)
Men lost from the boat
21 May 1943
During refueling by U-459 two men from the boat were washed overboard by a big wave. One of them was soon recovered, but the other remained missing. [Matrosengefreiter Hans Rüchel]
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Lion on Shield