|Ordered||15 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||28 May 1941||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1023)|
|Launched||9 Jan 1942|
|Commissioned||1 Apr 1942||Korvkpt. Heinrich Schäfer|
|Successes||4 ships sunk, total tonnage 19,260 GRT|
1 ship a total loss, total tonnage 6,993 GRT
General notes on this boat
* Fritz Schneewind was born on 10 April, 1917 in Padang/Sumatra. Thus, his life ended in the same region it began.
U-183 was one of the Monsun boats that patrolled in the Far East.
Men lost from the boat
13 May 1944
One man was killed in an accident working in a diving cell while preparing for its next patrol in the Far East. The boat left for the patrol from Penang on 17 May. [Obermaschinenmaat Erich Adelsheimer]
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -