List of all U-boats

U-149

Type

IID

 
Ordered25 Sep 1939
Laid down25 May 1940 Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 278)
Launched19 Oct 1940
Commissioned13 Nov 1940Oblt. Horst Höltring
Commanders
13 Nov 1940 - 30 Nov 1941  Kptlt. Horst Höltring
1 Dec 1941 - 31 Jul 1942  Kptlt. Rolf Borchers
1 Aug 1942 - 14 May 1944  Oblt. Adolf-Wilhelm Freiherr von Hammerstein-Equord
15 May 1944 - 5 May 1945  Oblt. Helmut Plohr
Career
1 patrol
13 Nov 1940-31 Dec 1940  1. Flottille (training)
1 Jan 1941-21 Jun 1941  22. Flottille (school boat)
22 Jun 1941-31 Aug 1941  22. Flottille (active service)
1 Sep 1941-5 May 1945  22. Flottille (school boat)
Successes1 warship sunk, total tonnage 206 tons
Fate

Surrendered on 5 May 1945 at Heligoland, Germany.

Transferred from Wilhelmshaven, Germany to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 30 June, 1945 for Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 21 Dec, 1945 in position 55.40N, 08.00W.

Final location

Blue marker shows final fate during Operation Deadlight. Orange marker shows German surrender.

See the 1 ships hit by U-149 - 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-149 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


U-boat sailing through Red and Yellow Shield

Man riding angry Bull

Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


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

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay