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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 on 23 April 1943 in the North Atlantic east of Cape Farewell, Greenland, in position 59.50N, 34.43W, by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (120 Sqn RAF/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