List of all U-boats




Ordered23 Mar 1942
Laid down23 Feb 1943 Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 63)
Launched25 Oct 1943
Commissioned1 Dec 1943Oblt. Ortwin Hensellek
1 Dec 1943 - 21 Dec 1943  Oblt. (R) Ortwin Hensellek
21 Dec 1943 - 17 Jul 1944  Oblt. (R) Otto Hohmann
18 Jul 1944 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. (R) Heinrich Gehrken
No patrols
1 Dec 1943-17 Jul 1944  8. Flottille (training)
18 Jul 1944-8 May 1945  U-Abwehrschule (school boat)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Surrendered at Bergen, Norway on 9 May 1945.

Transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 30 May 1945.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 29 Nov, 1945 in position 55.35N, 07.54W.

Final location

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-298 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

Media links

The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird

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

Wynn, Kenneth

The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris
($ 58.77)

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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