U-889 Type IX-C/40


Type                   IX-C/40
Builder               AG Weser(Bremen)
Laid Down         13-09-1943
Lanched             04-05-1944
Commisioned     04-08-1944
Commander       Friedrich Braeucker

Boat`s emblem.

Friedrich Braeucker

U-889 and her crew on her commisioning day,04-08-1944.

U-889 and her ''Zwiebel" structure.

As far as I know U-889 was the only U-boat to have the ''Zwiebel" structure at the point of her bow.
It was an sound listening device with 15 crystal receivers used on a 60 degree angle when the boat
was using her Schnorchel.

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The dome is good visible,U-190 is in the back.

 U-889 in drydock,26-06-1945,Halifax.

HMCS Joliette K-418 left,U-889 right.
 Drawing of the ''Zwiebel''.


The ''Balkon-Gerat'' for the ''GHG''sound locating equipment.This ''Balkon-Gerat contains  48 sound receivers and is located in the front of her keel.U-190 had also this ''Balkon Gerat''.

FuMB 26 Tunis radar.

To the left can be seen the FuMB Ant 3 BALI 1 Rundipol antenna mounted on the periscoop housing.
This was hooked up to the FuMB 28 NAXOS ZM 4 radar detector.At the right can be seen the Direction Finder Loop.

FuMB 26 Tunis Radar detector was not waterproof and had to mounted when the boat surfaced.

The stern.

The Cunning tower.