|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||23 Jan 1943||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 683)|
|Launched||23 Oct 1943|
|Commissioned||20 Nov 1943||Oblt. Rolf Lindschau|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Surrendered on 10 May 1945 at Portland, UK (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).
Commissioned as research vessel N 85 in the Royal Navy on 29 May 1945, later transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Surrender: The boat surfaced on 9 May 1945 and, flying the required black flag, signalled its surrender to a PB4Y-1 Liberator aircraft of the Fleet Air Wing of the USN based at Dunkeswell, Devon. U-249 was then escorted to Portland where it surrendered as first U-boat in a British harbor.
Attacks on this boat and other events
24 Mar 1945
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:British Mosquito (Sqdn 235/Q)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
General notes on this boat
When the boat shot down the Mosquito aircraft (Sqdn 235/Q) on March 24, 1945 they captured the pilot, Lt. Williams, and questioned him it appears. The boat then landed in Bergen to unload wounded members and then headed out again leaving the pilot with the flakship Unitas Vp. 1703.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-249 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 3 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
U-boat on top of World
Knight on yellow Shield