List of all U-boats

U-889

Type

IXC/40

 
Ordered2 Apr 1942
Laid down13 Sep 1943 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1097)
Launched5 Apr 1944
Commissioned4 Aug 1944Kptlt. Friedrich Brauecker
Commanders
4 Aug 1944 - 13 May 1945  Kptlt. Friedrich Braeucker
Career
1 patrol
4 Aug 1944-14 Mar 1945  4. Flottille (training)
15 Mar 1945-8 May 1945  33. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surrendered on 13 May 1945 at Shelburne, Canada, in position 43.32N, 65.12W (Waller & Niestlé, 2010). Transferred to Halifax on the 14th.

Post war information (see more post-war boats):
Transferred to the US Navy on 10 Jan 1946, arriving at Portsmouth Navy Yard, NH on 12 Jan 1946. Sunk on 20 Nov 1947 off Cape Cod by US submarine USS Flying Fish. Approximate map position.

Final location

Blue marker shows the final fate of the boat after the war. Orange marker shows German surrender. Map is click-able and zoom-able.

View the 1 war patrol

General notes on this boat

13 May 1945.


HMCS Joliette with U-889 secured alongside after the latter's surrender on 13 May 1945.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in January 1945. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-889 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


German Eagle and Dog

Media links


Another Place, Another Time

Hirschmann, Werner


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel