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Ordered4 Nov 1940
Laid down12 Sep 1941 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1035)
Launched1 May 1942
Commissioned15 Aug 1942Kptlt. Hellmut Kurrer
15 Aug 1942 - 23 Apr 1943  KrvKpt. Hellmut Kurrer
1 patrol
15 Aug 1942-1 Apr 1943  4. Flottille (training)
1 Apr 1943-23 Apr 1943  2. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk 23 April 1943 east of Cape Farewell, Greenland, in position 59.50N, 34.43W, by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (Sqdn. 120/V). 54 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Wolfpack operations

U-189 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Meise (21 Apr 1943 - 23 Apr 1943)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-189 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.

Pirate Flag

Media links

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

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel