|Ordered||20 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||14 May 1942||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 669)|
|Launched||28 Jan 1943|
|Commissioned||13 Mar 1943||Ltnt. Ullrich Vöge|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Damaged on 24 July, 1944, at Deutsche Werke, Kiel, by British bombs (RAF Bomber Command). Stricken 5 Aug 1944. Broken up in 1944. 1 dead, unknown number of survivors.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-239 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.