|Ordered||4 Nov 1940|
|Laid down||10 Oct 1941||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1045)|
|Launched||11 Jul 1942|
|Commissioned||28 Nov 1942||Kptlt. Hans-Werner Kraus (Knights Cross)|
|Successes||2 ships sunk, total tonnage 4,181 GRT|
Sunk 31 July 1943 in the South Atlantic east of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in position 23.54S, 42.54W, by depth charges from one American Mariner aircraft (VP-74) and two Brazilian aircraft (Catalina and Hudson). 49 dead and 12 survivors.
Attacks on this boat and other events
3 Jul 1943
An American Mariner flying boat (VP-74 USN, pilot Harold C. Carey) attacked the boat and was shot down with the loss of the entire aircrew. Blair has the date wrong as 30 June. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 351)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
General notes on this boat
The survivors ended up in Brazil and then in US captivity.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-199 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.