|Ordered||14 Oct 1941|
|Laid down||17 Nov 1942||Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 58)|
|Launched||30 Jul 1943|
|Commissioned||8 Sep 1943||Oblt. Leonhard Klingspor|
|Successes||1 warship damaged, total tonnage 1,658 tons|
Surrendered at Loch Eriboll, Scotland on 11 May 1945.
Transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland for Operation Deadlight.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
U-293 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Feuer (17 Sep 1944 - 19 Sep 1944)
Zorn (26 Sep 1944 - 2 Oct 1944)
Grimm (1 Oct 1944 - 2 Oct 1944)
Regenschirm (14 Oct 1944 - 16 Oct 1944)
Panther (16 Oct 1944 - 31 Oct 1944)
Stier (21 Nov 1944 - 17 Dec 1944)
Rasmus (6 Feb 1945 - 13 Feb 1945)
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in March 1945 but it was of course installed prior to that date. 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-293 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Snail atop the World