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Class: Type IXC U-Boat
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Surrender Details: Surrendered at sea to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) on 10 May 1945. Arrived at Shelburne, Nova Scotia on 13 May. Moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia on 15 May, and commissioned into the RCN, which used it for trials until it was allocated as a war prize to the US Navy
Time in US Navy: U-889 was delivered from Canada to the USA by its RCN crew, arriving at Portsmouth Navy Yard on 12 January 1946. However, whereas when U-889 had been allocated to the US Navy it was found to be fully 'operable', and in the best condition of all the U-Boats that had surrendered from sea in the USA and Canada, it was in a generally non-operational condition when transferred to the US Navy.U-889's battery life had expired and as the US Navy was already conducting trials on another Type IXC U-Boat U-858, it had no need for yet another example to be included in its trials programme. Thus U-889 remained moored at PNY for use as a potential source of spares until the cannibalisation action was completed in September 1946, and U-889 was then ready for disposal.
Final Disposal: Sunk on 20 Nov 1947 by Flying Fish (SS-229) off Cape Cod, Mass
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