|Ordered||4 Nov 1940|
|Laid down||10 Oct 1941||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1045)|
|Launched||11 Jul 1942|
|Commissioned||28 Nov 1942||Kptlt. Hans-Werner Kraus (Knights Cross)|
|Successes||2 ships sunk, total tonnage 4,181 GRT|
Sunk 31 July 1943 in the South Atlantic east of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in position 23.54S, 42.54W, by depth charges from one American Mariner aircraft (VP-74) and two Brazilian aircraft (Catalina and Hudson). 49 dead and 12 survivors.
Attacks on this boat and other events
3 Jul 1943
An American Mariner flying boat (VP-74 USN, pilot Harold C. Carey) attacked the boat and was shot down with the loss of the entire aircrew. Blair has the date wrong as 30 June. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 351)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
General notes on this boat
The survivors ended up in Brazil and then in US captivity.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-199 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.