List of all U-boats

U-299

Type

VIIC/41

 
Ordered23 Mar 1942
Laid down1 Mar 1943 Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 64)
Launched6 Nov 1943
Commissioned15 Dec 1943Oblt. Helmuth Heinrich
Commanders
15 Dec 1943 - 9 Aug 1944  Oblt. Helmuth Heinrich
9 Aug 1944 - 3 Sep 1944  Oblt. Dietrich Zehle
3 Sep 1944 - 31 Oct 1944  Oblt. Helmuth Heinrich
1 Nov 1944 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. Bernhard Emde
Career
6 patrols
15 Dec 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 1945-8 May 1945  14. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surrendered at Kristiansand-Süd, 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)
Sunk on 4 Dec, 1945 in position 55.38N, 07.54W.

Final location

Blue marker shows final fate during Operation Deadlight. Orange marker shows German surrender.

View the 6 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-299 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Stier (25 Nov 1944 - 24 Dec 1944)

Attacks on this boat and other events

16 Jul 1944
The commander was wounded in an aircraft attack. The boat, part of a defence line off Norway, reached Bergen 4 days later.

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Men lost from the boat

16 Jul 1944
The commander was wounded in an aircraft attack. The boat, part of a defence line off Norway, reached Bergen 4 days later.

  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.


Hammer and Shield

Media links


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


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


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris