|Ordered||14 Oct 1941|
|Laid down||5 Dec 1942||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 198)|
|Launched||18 Aug 1943|
|Commissioned||7 Oct 1943||Oblt. Hans Fiedler|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
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.
Attacks on this boat and other events
16 Jun 1944
Two Norwegian Mosquito aircraft (333 Sqdn RAF, 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 was removed from active service on arrival due to the damage. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 594)
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-998 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Cat times 3