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Ordered5 Jun 1941
Laid down12 Sep 1942 Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 54)
Launched25 May 1943
Commissioned10 Jul 1943Kptlt. Alexander Hellwig
10 Jul 1943 - 31 May 1944  Kptlt. Alexander Hellwig
2 patrols
10 Jul 1943-31 Mar 1944  8. Flottille (training)
1 Apr 1944-1 May 1944  3. Flottille (active service)
1 May 1944-31 May 1944  13. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 31 May 1944 in the Greenland Sea north-east of Jan Mayen, in position 73.32N, 00.28E, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Milne. 51 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 2 war patrols

General notes on this boat

25 Apr 1944. On 25 April, 1944 this boat landed espionage agents Sverrir Matthiasson and Magnús Guðbjörnsson in Iceland.

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-289 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.

Skull and Crossbones

Media links

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay
($ 31.49)

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel
($ 50.00)

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth