List of all U-boats

U-298

Type

VIIC/41

 
Ordered23 Mar 1942
Laid down23 Feb 1943 Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 63)
Launched25 Oct 1943
Commissioned1 Dec 1943Oblt. Ortwin Hensellek
Commanders
1 Dec 1943 - 21 Dec 1943  Oblt. (R) Ortwin Hensellek
21 Dec 1943 - 17 Jul 1944  Oblt. (R) Otto Hohmann
18 Jul 1944 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. Heinrich Gehrken
Career
No patrols
1 Dec 1943-17 Jul 1944  8. Flottille (training)
18 Jul 1944-8 May 1945  U-Abwehrschule (school boat)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surrendered at Bergen, Norway on 9 May 1945.

Transferred from Bergen, Norway to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 29 May 1945 for Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 29 Nov, 1945 in position 55.35N, 07.54W.

Final location

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

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-298 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


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

Wynn, Kenneth


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel