List of all U-boats

U-286

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered5 Jun 1941
Laid down3 Aug 1942 Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 51)
Launched21 Apr 1943
Commissioned5 Jun 1943Oblt. Willi Dietrich
Commanders
5 Jun 1943 - 29 Apr 1945  Oblt. Willi Dietrich
Career
4 patrols
5 Jun 1943-31 Jul 1944  8. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1944-4 Nov 1944  11. Flottille (active service)
5 Nov 1944-28 Feb 1945  13. Flottille (active service)
1 Mar 1945-29 Apr 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,150 tons
Fate

Sunk on 29 April 1945 in the Barents Sea north of Murmansk, Russia, in position 69.29N, 33.37E, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Loch Insh, HMS Anguilla and HMS Cotton. 51 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 1 ships hit by U-286 - View the 4 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-286 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Stier (28 Nov 1944 - 3 Jan 1945)
   Rasmus (6 Feb 1945 - 13 Feb 1945)
   Faust (16 Apr 1945 - 29 Apr 1945)

Attacks on this boat and other events

18 Jul 1944
A Norwegian Mosquito aircraft (Sqdn 333/K) attacked the outbound U-286 in the North Sea south of Norway. Despite being left damaged and with casualties of one dead and seven wounded, the boat reached Kristiansand, Norway the same day.

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Men lost from the boat

18 Jul 1944
A Norwegian Mosquito aircraft (Sqdn 333/K) attacked the outbound U-286 in the North Sea south of Norway. Despite being left damaged and with casualties of one dead and seven wounded, the boat reached Kristiansand, Norway the same day.

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Leeverdood as Slaav

Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


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

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel