|Ordered||1 Apr 1935|
|Laid down||2 Jan 1936||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 910)|
|Launched||29 Aug 1936|
|Commissioned||16 Nov 1936||Kptlt. Heinz Fischer|
|Successes||12 ships sunk, total tonnage 67,277 GRT|
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 22,500 tons
Decommissioned on 17 April 1944 and used as instructional boat.
Scuttled on 5 May 1945 in Kupfermühlen Bay near Flensburg. Wreck still present in June 1993.
U-29 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Rösing (12 Jun 1940 - 15 Jun 1940)
Attacks on this boat and other events
17 Sep 1939
Following her sinking the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous, British destroyers pursued U-29 for four hours, until they ran out of depth charges. The boat escaped with minor damage. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 90)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-29 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.
There was another U-29 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 11 Oct 1913 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 1 Aug 1914. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 29 during WWI.
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