|Ordered||14 Oct 1941|
|Laid down||17 Nov 1942||Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 58)|
|Launched||30 Jul 1943|
|Commissioned||8 Sep 1943||Oblt. Leonhard Klingspor|
|Successes||1 warship damaged, total tonnage 1,658 tons|
Surrendered at Loch Eriboll, Scotland on 11 May 1945.
Later transferred to Loch Ryan via Lisahally.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
U-293 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Feuer (17 Sep 1944 - 19 Sep 1944)
Zorn (26 Sep 1944 - 2 Oct 1944)
Grimm (1 Oct 1944 - 2 Oct 1944)
Regenschirm (14 Oct 1944 - 16 Oct 1944)
Panther (16 Oct 1944 - 31 Oct 1944)
Stier (21 Nov 1944 - 17 Dec 1944)
Rasmus (6 Feb 1945 - 13 Feb 1945)
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in March 1945 but it was of course installed prior to that date.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-293 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Snail atop the World