List of all U-boats

U-299

Type

VIIC/41

 
Ordered23 Mar 1942
Laid down1 Mar 1943 Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 64)
Launched6 Nov 1943
Commissioned15 Dec 1943Oblt. Helmuth Heinrich
Commanders
15 Dec 1943 - 9 Aug 1944  Oblt. Helmuth Heinrich
9 Aug 1944 - 3 Sep 1944  Oblt. Dietrich Zehle
3 Sep 1944 - 31 Oct 1944  Oblt. Helmuth Heinrich
1 Nov 1944 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. Bernhard Emde
Career
6 patrols
15 Dec 1943-31 Jul 1944  8. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1944-4 Nov 1944  11. Flottille (active service)
5 Nov 1944-28 Feb 1945  13. Flottille (active service)
1 Mar 1945-8 May 1945  14. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surrendered at Kristiansand, Norway on 9 May 1945.

Transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 29 May 1945.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 4 Dec, 1945 in position 55.38N, 07.54W.

Final location

Blue marker shows final fate during Operation Deadlight. Orange marker shows German surrender.

View the 6 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-299 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Stier (25 Nov 1944 - 24 Dec 1944)

Attacks on this boat and other events

16 Jul 1944
The commander was wounded in an aircraft attack. The boat, part of a defence line off Norway, reached Bergen four days later.

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from the boat

16 Jul 1944
The commander was wounded in an aircraft attack. The boat, part of a defence line off Norway, reached Bergen four days later.

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Hammer and Shield

Media links


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris


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

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay