|Ordered||21 Jul 1937|
|Laid down||2 Jan 1939||Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 262)|
|Launched||6 Dec 1939|
|Commissioned||18 Jan 1940||Oblt. Günther Lorentz|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 3,840 GRT|
Sunk 25 February 1940 in the North Sea south of the Shetland Islands, in position 58.40N, 00.10W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Escort, HMS Inglefield and HMS Imogen after being sighted by the British submarine HMS Narwhal. 1 dead and 24 survivors.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-63 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
There was another U-63 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 8 Feb 1916 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 11 Mar 1916. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 63 during WWI.