|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||28 Sep 1942||Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 370)|
|Launched||28 Apr 1943|
|Commissioned||14 Jul 1943||Kptlt. Detlev Krankenhagen|
|Successes||1 warship sunk, total tonnage 9,393 tons|
1 warship damaged, total tonnage 1,300 tons
Sunk 29 May 1944 in the mid-Atlantic south-west of Madeira, Portugal, in position 31.13N, 23.03W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Eugene E. Elmore and USS Ahrens. 57 dead (all hands lost).
More information about the engagement between the hunter-killer Task Group 21.11 and U-549, that led to the loss of the U-boat after sinking USS Block Island (CVE 21) and damaging USS Barr (DE 576) can be found in the U-boat Archive.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-549 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Coat of Arms of Heilbronn