|Ordered||23 Mar 1942|
|Laid down||23 Feb 1943||Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 63)|
|Launched||25 Oct 1943|
|Commissioned||1 Dec 1943||Oblt. Ortwin Hensellek|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Surrendered at Bergen, Norway on 9 May 1945.
Transferred from Bergen, Norway to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 29 May 1945 for Operation Deadlight.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-298 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.