|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||12 Sep 1942||Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 54)|
|Launched||25 May 1943|
|Commissioned||10 Jul 1943||Kptlt. Alexander Hellwig|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 31 May 1944 in the Greenland Sea north-east of Jan Mayen, in position 73.32N, 00.28E, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Milne. 51 dead (all hands lost).
General notes on this boat
25 Apr 1944. On 25 April, 1944 this boat landed espionage agents Sverrir Matthiasson and Magnús Guðbjörnsson in Iceland.Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-289 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.
Skull and Crossbones