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Ordered4 Nov 1940
Laid down10 Oct 1941 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1045)
Launched11 Jul 1942
Commissioned28 Nov 1942Kptlt. Hans-Werner Kraus (Knights Cross)
28 Nov 1942 - 31 Jul 1943  Kptlt. Hans-Werner Kraus (Knights Cross)
1 patrol
28 Nov 1942-30 Apr 1943  4. Flottille (training)
1 May 1943-31 Jul 1943  12. Flottille (active service)
Successes2 ships sunk, total tonnage 4,181 GRT

Sunk 31 July 1943 in the South Atlantic east of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in position 23.54S, 42.54W, by depth charges from one American Mariner aircraft (VP-74) and two Brazilian aircraft (Catalina and Hudson). 49 dead and 12 survivors.

Loss position

See the 2 ships hit by U-199 - View the 1 war patrol

Attacks on this boat and other events

3 Jul 1943
An American Mariner flying boat (VP-74 USN, pilot Harold C. Carey) attacked the boat and was shot down with the loss of the entire aircrew. Blair has the date wrong as 30 June. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 351)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

General notes on this boat

The survivors ended up in Brazil and then in US captivity.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-199 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.

Viking Ship

Media links

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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

Wynn, Kenneth

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