List of all U-boats

U-89

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered25 Jan 1939
Laid down20 Aug 1940 Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 293)
Launched20 Sep 1941
Commissioned19 Nov 1941Kptlt. Dietrich Lohmann
Commanders
19 Nov 1941 - 12 May 1943  KrvKpt. Dietrich Lohmann
Career
5 patrols
19 Nov 1941-30 Apr 1942  8. Flottille (training)
1 May 1942-12 May 1943  9. Flottille (active service)
Successes4 ships sunk, total tonnage 13,815 GRT
Fate

Sunk 12 May 1943 in the Northern Atlantic, in position 46.30N, 25.40W by a Swordfish aircraft (Sqdn. 811) from the British carrier HMS Biter, the British destroyer HMS Broadway and the British frigate HMS Lagan. 48 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 4 ships hit by U-89 - View the 5 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-89 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Endrass (12 Jun 1942 - 17 Jun 1942)
   Tümmler (4 Oct 1942 - 7 Oct 1942)
   Panther (10 Oct 1942 - 20 Oct 1942)
   Veilchen (20 Oct 1942 - 5 Nov 1942)
   Pfeil (1 Feb 1943 - 9 Feb 1943)
   Neptun (20 Feb 1943 - 28 Feb 1943)
   Wildfang (28 Feb 1943 - 5 Mar 1943)
   Burggraf (5 Mar 1943 - 5 Mar 1943)
   Raubgraf (7 Mar 1943 - 15 Mar 1943)
   Drossel (29 Apr 1943 - 12 May 1943)

Attacks on this boat and other events

5 Nov 1942
On 5 Nov, 1942 in the Northern Atlantic south-east Cape Farewell, Greenland, in position 58.08N, 33.13W a British B-24 Liberator aircraft (120 Sqdn.) was thought to have sunk the U-132.

This attack was against U-89 inflicting severe damage.

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-89 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.


Flute player on top of Globe

Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay

There was another U-89 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 6 Oct 1916 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 21 Jun 1917. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 89 during WWI.