|Ordered||21 Nov 1940|
|Laid down||17 Jul 1941||F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1520)|
|Launched||13 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||22 Aug 1942||Oblt. Hermann Otto|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk at 1600hrs on 24 June, 1943 in the North Atlantic, north-west of Cape Ortegal, Spain, in position 45.00N, 11.59W, by depth charges from the British sloops HMS Wren, HMS Woodpecker, HMS Kite and HMS Wild Goose. 49 dead (all hands lost).
Attacks on this boat and other events
14 Jun 1943
A British B-24 bomber (RAF Sqdn 120, pilot Samuel E. Esler) escorting convoy ON(S)-10, hit the boat, causing minor damage. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 357)
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-449 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.