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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.

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

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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

Wynn, Kenneth

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