|Ordered||22 May 1940|
|Laid down||27 Jan 1941||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 575)|
|Launched||15 Oct 1941|
|Commissioned||4 Dec 1941||Kptlt. Wolfgang Breithaupt|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 24 October 1942 in the North Atlantic north-west of Cape Finisterre, Spain, in position 46.07N, 17.40W, by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (224 Sqn RAF/G). 44 dead (all hands lost).
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Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-599 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
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