U-889

Type IXC/40 German U-boat. (1 of 87 built)
Commissioned into the German navy at Kiel in 1943.
Surrendered in Canadian waters to the RCN in May 1945.
Commissioned by the RCN as HMCS U-889 in May 1945.
Turned over to the USN at Portsmouth, New Hampshire
on the 11th of January 1946.



CO 889 smiling
U-889 Captain seems happy the war is over.


U-889 bridge:gun deck
U-889 Bridge and gun deck (DND photo)


Replacing the black flag of surrender with the White Ensign off Shelburne, Nova Scotia May 1945 (DND photo)

U889 badge update
U-889 Badge (Artwork by John Webber from original b/w DND photo)





NH96300
Courtesy Jerry Mason (uboatarchive.net)

NH96299
Courtesy Jerry Mason (uboatarchive.net)

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Public touring U-889 (Courtesy Ken Dunn)

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U-889 crew happy that the war is over

889 surrender escort
U-889 heads to Canada after surrender behind Canadian frigate escort.

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U-889 in the Atlantic

U889 pix at sea
U-889 under RCN command

U-889 along side U-190
U-889 along side U-190 (courtesy U-boat archive, Germany)

U889 snorkeling at 4.5 knots
U-889 snorkelling at 4.5 knots (courtesy U-boat archive, Germany)


U-889 cux 1
U-889 (courtesy U-boat archive, Germany)


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U-889 bridge

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Robert W. Haden RCN 1942-1947, crew member of HMCS U-889 in 1945/46
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