List of all U-boats




Ordered17 Dec 1940
Laid down7 Jul 1941 Nordseewerke, Emden (werk 211)
Launched30 Jun 1942
Commissioned25 Aug 1942Oblt. Georg-Wilhelm Basse
25 Aug 1942 - 17 May 1943  Kptlt. Georg-Wilhelm Basse
18 May 1943 - 23 Feb 1945  Oblt. Werner Remus
1 patrol
25 Aug 1942-1 Mar 1943  8. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1943-1 Apr 1943  11. Flottille (active service)
1 Apr 1943-23 Feb 1945  22. Flottille (school boat)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Decommissioned on 23 February 1945 at Wilhelmshaven.

Scuttled on 5 May 1945 at Wilhelmshaven, western entrance to Readerschleuse. Wreck broken up.

Final location

View the 1 war patrol

Attacks on this boat and other events

26 Mar 1943
The boat was seriously damaged by six depth charges from a British Catalina from the Faeroe Islands (190 Sqn RAF, pilot J. Fish), and was forced to return to Trondheim, Norway. U-339 was classed unfit for service and was then transported to Kiel, arriving 9 April. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 270)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-339 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

Media links

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