|Ordered||21 Nov 1940|
|Laid down||3 Dec 1941||Howaldtswerke AG, Kiel (werk 20)|
|Launched||19 Dec 1942|
|Commissioned||6 Feb 1943||Oblt. Siegfried Heilmann|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk 4 Oct, 1943 south-west of Iceland, in position 60.51N, 28.26W, by depth charges from a British B-24 Liberator aircraft (Sqdn. 120/X). 50 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB, August 1994).
Previously recorded fate
U-389 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Rossbach (24 Sep 1943 - 4 Oct 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-389 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.