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Ordered14 Oct 1941
Laid down5 Dec 1942 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 198)
Launched18 Aug 1943
Commissioned7 Oct 1943Oblt. Hans Fiedler
7 Oct 1943 - 27 Jun 1944  Kptlt. Hans Fiedler
1 patrol
7 Oct 1943-1 Jun 1944  5. Flottille (training)
1 Jun 1944-27 Jun 1944  5. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Decommissioned on 27 June 1944 at Bergen, Norway, after being badly damaged by gunfire and depth charges from two Norwegian Mosquito aircraft (333 Sqn RAF/H & R) west of Bergen on 16 June.

Cannibalized for spare parts and broken up in 1944.

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Attacks on this boat and other events

16 Jun 1944
Two Norwegian Mosquito aircraft (333 Sqdn RAF, pilots Erling U. Johansen and Lauritz Humlen) hit the boat with 57mm cannon fire and depth charges causing severe damage. The boat was forced to return to base and was removed from active service on arrival due to the damage. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 594)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat

This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in May 1944.

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-998 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.

Cat times 3

Media links

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

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