List of all U-boats

U-293

Type

VIIC/41

 
Ordered14 Oct 1941
Laid down17 Nov 1942 Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 58)
Launched30 Jul 1943
Commissioned8 Sep 1943Oblt. Leonhard Klingspor
Commanders
8 Sep 1943 - 11 May 1945  Kptlt. Leonhard Klingspor
Dec, 1944 - Mar, 1945  Oblt. Erich Steinbrink
Career
6 patrols
8 Sep 1943-1 Apr 1944  8. Flottille (training)
1 Apr 1944-31 Jul 1944  9. Flottille (active service)
1 Aug 1944-4 Sep 1944  11. Flottille (active service)
5 Sep 1944-8 May 1945  13. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 warship damaged, total tonnage 1,658 tons
Fate

Surrendered at Loch Eriboll, Scotland on 11 May 1945.

Transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland for Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 13 Dec, 1945 in position 55.50N, 10.05W.

Final location

Blue marker shows final fate during Operation Deadlight. Orange marker shows German surrender.

See the 1 ships hit by U-293 - View the 6 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-293 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Feuer (17 Sep 1944 - 19 Sep 1944)
   Zorn (26 Sep 1944 - 2 Oct 1944)
   Grimm (1 Oct 1944 - 2 Oct 1944)
   Regenschirm (14 Oct 1944 - 16 Oct 1944)
   Panther (16 Oct 1944 - 31 Oct 1944)
   Stier (21 Nov 1944 - 17 Dec 1944)
   Rasmus (6 Feb 1945 - 13 Feb 1945)

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in March 1945 but it was of course installed prior to that date. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-293 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


13 Flotilla

Snail atop the World

Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


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


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris