|Ordered||15 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||8 Mar 1941||Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 294)|
|Launched||20 Dec 1941|
|Commissioned||2 Apr 1942||KrvKpt. Leo Wolfbauer|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 16 May, 1943 in the Bay of Biscay in position 45.57N, 11.40W by depth charges from a British Handley Page Halifax aircraft (Sqdn. 58/R). 57 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB, April 1990).
Previously recorded fate
- Sunk 15 May, 1943 in the North Atlantic in position 45.28N, 10.20W, by depth charges from a British Hadley Halifax aircraft (Sqdn. 58/M). (Postwar assessment)
Notes. This attack sank the U-266 instead.
U-463 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Delphin (11 Jan 1943 - 14 Jan 1943)
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-463 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.