List of all U-boats

U-623

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down15 Jul 1941 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 599)
Launched31 Mar 1942
Commissioned21 May 1942Oblt. Hermann Schrüder
Commanders
21 May 1942 - 21 Feb 1943  Oblt. Hermann Schröder
Career
2 patrols
21 May 1942-30 Nov 1942  8. Flottille (training)
1 Dec 1942-21 Feb 1943  6. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk on 21 February 1943 in the North Atlantic north of the Azores, in position 48.08N, 29.37W, by six depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (120 Sqn RAF/T). 46 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 2 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-623 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Drachen (22 Nov 1942 - 3 Dec 1942)
   Panzer (3 Dec 1942 - 9 Dec 1942)
   Ungestüm (11 Dec 1942 - 13 Dec 1942)
   Raufbold (13 Dec 1942 - 18 Dec 1942)
   Ritter (11 Feb 1943 - 21 Feb 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-623 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay