|Ordered||14 Oct 1941|
|Laid down||5 Dec 1942||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 198)|
|Launched||18 Aug 1943|
|Commissioned||7 Oct 1943||Oblt. Hans Fiedler|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Decommissioned on 27 June 1944 at Bergen, Norway, after being badly damaged by gunfire and depth charges from two Norwegian Mosquito aircraft (333 Sqn RAF/H & R) west of Bergen on 16 June.
Cannibalized for spare parts and broken up in 1944.
Attacks on this boat and other events
16 Jun 1944
Two Norwegian Mosquito aircraft (333 Sqdn RAF, pilots Erling U. Johansen and Lauritz Humlen) hit the boat with 57mm cannon fire and depth charges causing severe damage. The boat was forced to return to base and was removed from active service on arrival due to the damage. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 594)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in May 1944.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-998 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
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