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Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down28 Sep 1942 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1559)
Launched10 Jun 1943
Commissioned14 Aug 1943Cdr. Longhi (Italian)
29 Sep 1943 - 31 Dec 1943  Oblt. Rupprecht Fishler, Graf von Treuberg
1 Jan 1944 - Nov, 1944  Oblt. Ernst Fischer
Dec, 1944 - 4 Apr 1945   Friedrich Huisgen
No patrols
14 Aug 1943-8 Sep 1943  8. Flottille (training)
29 Sep 1943-1 Apr 1945  24. Flottille (training)
1 Apr 1945-4 Apr 1945  5. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Given to Italy in exchange for transport submarines and renamed S 7. On 10 September 1943 taken over by the Kriegsmarine at Gotenhafen after the Italian surrender and commissioned as U-749 on 29 September 1943.

Sunk on 4 April 1945 in the Germaniawerft shipyard at Kiel, by bombs during US air raid (8th AF). 2 dead, unknown number of survivors.

Loss position

Wreck broken up.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-749 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.

Children's Figure

Media links

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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