|Ordered||25 Jan 1939|
|Laid down||20 Aug 1940||Flender Werke AG, Lübeck (werk 293)|
|Launched||20 Sep 1941|
|Commissioned||19 Nov 1941||Kptlt. Dietrich Lohmann|
|Successes||4 ships sunk, total tonnage 13,815 GRT|
Sunk on 12 May 1943 in the North Atlantic north of the Azores, in position 46.30N, 25.40W, by depth charges from a Swordfish aircraft (811 Sqn FAA/B) of the British escort carrier HMS Biter, the British destroyer HMS Broadway and the British frigate HMS Lagan. 48 dead (all hands lost).
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
The target of the attack by a British B-24 Liberator (120 Sqdn) SE of Cape Farewell, Greenland in position 58.08N, 33.13W, credited with sinking U-132, was actually U-89, left severely damaged but not sunk.
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.
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
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.