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Ordered22 May 1940
Laid down27 Jan 1941 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 575)
Launched15 Oct 1941
Commissioned4 Dec 1941Kptlt. Wolfgang Breithaupt
4 Dec 1941 - 24 Oct 1942  Kptlt. Wolfgang Breithaupt
1 patrol
4 Dec 1941-30 Aug 1942  8. Flottille (training)
1 Sep 1942-24 Oct 1942  1. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 24 October 1942 in the North Atlantic north-west of Cape Finisterre, Spain, in position 46.07N, 17.40W, by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (224 Sqn RAF/G). 44 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Wolfpack operations

U-599 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Lohs (13 Sep 1942 - 22 Sep 1942)
   Blitz (22 Sep 1942 - 26 Sep 1942)
   Tiger (26 Sep 1942 - 30 Sep 1942)
   Wotan (5 Oct 1942 - 19 Oct 1942)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-599 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.

Media links

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay

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