|Ordered||5 Jan 1940|
|Laid down||1 Oct 1940||F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1490)|
|Launched||11 Oct 1941|
|Commissioned||20 Dec 1941||Oblt. Wolfgang Sporn|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk at 0030hrs on 4 May, 1943 in the North Atlantic, west of Cape Ortegal, Spain, in position 43.32N, 13.20W, in a collision with U-659. 40 dead and 9 survivors.
U-439 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Panzer (23 Nov 1942 - 11 Dec 1942)
Raufbold (11 Dec 1942 - 15 Dec 1942)
Neuland (4 Mar 1943 - 6 Mar 1943)
Ostmark (6 Mar 1943 - 11 Mar 1943)
Stürmer (11 Mar 1943 - 19 Mar 1943)
Drossel (29 Apr 1943 - 4 May 1943)
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-439 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.
Church and Boots
Black Boot and Man