|Ordered||4 Nov 1940|
|Laid down||1 Aug 1941||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1044)|
|Launched||15 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||3 Nov 1942||Fregkpt. Werner Musenberg *|
|Successes||11 ships sunk, total tonnage 59,690 GRT|
Attacks on this boat and other events
5 Apr 1943
18.10 hrs, NE of the Cape Verde Islands: a British Sunderland flying boat (RAF Sqn 204/H) dropped eight bombs on U-198, one of which hit the stern, but bounced off without detonating.At 20.40 hrs, the same Sunderland dropped four more bombs on the boat, again without causing damage. (Sources: Rohwer/Ritschel)
17 May 1943
The escorts of small convoy LMD 17), two ASW trawlers and one aircraft, dropped some 55 depth charges after U-198 sank a ship. No damage. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 297)
19 May 1943
20.58 hrs: a British Catalina flying boat (RAF Sqn 262/J) dropped five bombs on the boat. No damage. The aircraft was damaged by flak and had to return to base on one engine. (Sources: Rohwer/Ritschel)
31 May 1943
A corvette escorting a small but well escorted convoy in the Indian Ocean attacked the boat and drove it very deep. No serious damage. At 19.43 hrs the boat fired at an approaching British Catalina (RAF Sqn 262/C) flying boat and then escaped by crash-diving, but subsequently lost the convoy. (Sources: Rohwer/Ritschel)
6 Jul 1944
Two Ventura bombers based in South Africa were fought off with flak after attacking. The boat was only slightly damaged and was able to continue the patrol. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 540)
19 Jul 1944
The boat was depth charged by a corvette after launching torpedoes at a freighter. No damage to either vessel. (Sources: Ritschel)
6 recorded attacks on this boat.
General notes on this boat
* Fregkpt. Werner Musenberg only commissioned U-198 in deputise for Fregkpt. Werner Hartmann.Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.
Men lost from the boat
19 Jul 1944
The boat was depth charged by a corvette after launching torpedoes at a freighter. No damage to either vessel.
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
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