List of all U-boats




Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down14 Sep 1942 Danziger Werft AG, Danzig (werk 130)
Launched30 Mar 1943
Commissioned14 Jul 1943Italian Commander
27 Oct 1943 - 15 Oct 1944  Oblt. Ernst-August Racky
16 Oct 1944 - 30 Mar 1945  Oblt. Martin Kuttkat
No patrols
14 Jul 1943-31 Aug 1943  8. Flottille (training)
1 Sep 1943-28 Feb 1945  23. Flottille (school boat)
1 Mar 1945-30 Mar 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Given to Italy in exchange for transport submarines and renamed S 4. On 10 September 1943 taken over by the Kriegsmarine at Gotenhafen after the Italian surrender and commissioned as U-429 on 27 October 1943.

Sunk on 30 March 1945 at Bauhafen Quay in Wilhelmshaven, in position 53.31N, 08.08E, by bombs during US air raid (8th AF).

Loss position

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-429 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.

Devil catching Fish

Media links

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

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel