|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||12 Sep 1942||Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 54)|
|Launched||25 May 1943|
|Commissioned||10 Jul 1943||Kptlt. Alexander Hellwig|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
General notes on this boat
25 Apr 1944. On 25 April, 1944 this boat landed espionage agents Sverrir Matthiasson and Magnus Guğbjörnsson in Iceland.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-289 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.