List of all U-boats




Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down12 Nov 1942 Howaldtswerke AG, Kiel (werk 31)
Launched4 Dec 1943
Commissioned22 Jan 1944Ltnt. Kurt van Meeteren
22 Jan 1944 - 2 Jul 1944  Oblt. (R) Kurt van Meeteren
3 Jul 1944 - 26 Mar 1945  Oblt. (R) Heinz Buhse
1 patrol
22 Jan 1944-31 Jan 1945  5. Flottille (training)
1 Feb 1945-26 Mar 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 362 GRT
1 ship a total loss, total tonnage 7,176 GRT

Sunk on 26 March 1945 in the English Channel near Land's End, in position 49.56N, 05.22W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Duckworth. 46 dead and 1 survivor.

Loss position

See the 2 ships hit by U-399 - View the 1 war patrol

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat

This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in December 1944.

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-399 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.

Man with Lantern

Media links

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

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