List of all U-boats

U-998

Type

VIIC/41

 
Ordered14 Oct 1941
Laid down5 Dec 1942 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 198)
Launched18 Aug 1943
Commissioned7 Oct 1943Oblt. Hans Fiedler
Commanders
7 Oct 1943 - 27 Jun 1944  Kptlt. Hans Fiedler
Career
1 patrol
7 Oct 1943-1 Jun 1944  5. Flottille (training)
1 Jun 1944-27 Jun 1944  5. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Damaged on 16 June 1944 in Bergen (Norway) by depth charges from a Norwegian Mosquito aircraft (Sqdn. 333/H).

On 27 June 1944 she was taken out of duty. Scrapped in 1944.

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Attacks on this boat and other events

16 Jun 1944
Two Norwegian Mosquito aircraft (Sqdn 333, pilots Erling U. Johansen and Lauritz Humlen) hit the boat with 57mm cannon fire and depth charges causing severe damage. The boat was forced to return to base and removed from active duty on arrival due to the damage. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 594)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in May 1944. 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-998 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.


Cat times 3

Media links


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