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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

Renamed S 4 after being transferred to Italy in exchange for transport vessels. Reverted to Germany as U-429 after the Italian surrender.

Sunk 30 March 1945 near Wilhelmshaven, in position 53.31N, 08.10E, by US bombs.

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