List of all U-boats

U-29

Type

VIIA

 
Ordered1 Apr 1935
Laid down2 Jan 1936 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 910)
Launched29 Aug 1936
Commissioned16 Nov 1936 Kptlt. Heinz Fischer
Commanders
16 Nov 1936 - 31 Oct 1938   Heinz Fischer
1 Nov 1938 - 3 Apr 1939   Georg-Heinz Michel
4 Apr 1939 - 2 Jan 1941  Kptlt. Otto Schuhart (Knights Cross)
3 Jan 1941 - 14 Sep 1941  Oblt. Georg Lassen (Knights Cross)
15 Sep 1941 - 5 May 1942   Heinrich Hasenschar (German Cross in Gold)
6 May 1942 - 30 Jun 1942  Oblt. Karl-Heinz Marbach (Knights Cross)
15 Nov 1942 - 20 Aug 1943  Oblt. Rudolf Zorn
21 Aug 1943 - 2 Nov 1943  Oblt. Eduard Aust
3 Nov 1943 - 17 Apr 1944  Oblt. Ulrich-Philipp Graf von und zu Arco-Zinneberg
Career
7 patrols
16 Nov 1936-31 Aug 1939  2. Flottille (active service)
1 Sep 1939-31 Dec 1939  2. Flottille (active service)
1 Jan 1940-1 Jan 1941  2. Flottille (active service)
2 Jan 1941-30 Jun 1942  24. Flottille (training)
1 Nov 1942-31 Aug 1943  24. Flottille (training)
1 Sep 1943-30 Nov 1943  23. Flottille (training)
1 Dec 1943-17 Apr 1944  21. Flottille (school boat)
Successes12 ships sunk, total tonnage 67,277 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 22,500 tons
Fate

Used in the last months as range boat. Scuttled on 4 May 1945 in Kupfermühlen Bay, wreck broken up in 1948.

Final location

See the 13 ships hit by U-29 - View the 7 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-29 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Rösing (12 Jun 1940 - 15 Jun 1940)

Attacks on this boat and other events

17 Sep 1939
Following her sinking the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous, British destroyers pursued U-29 for four hours, until they ran out of depth charges. The boat escaped with minor damage. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 90)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-29 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.


Crew X/39

Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


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

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay

There was another U-29 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 11 Oct 1913 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 1 Aug 1914. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 29 during WWI.