|Ordered||20 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||1 Dec 1941||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 619)|
|Launched||20 Aug 1942|
|Commissioned||8 Oct 1942||Oblt. Hans-Harald Speidel|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 8 October 1943 in the North Atlantic south-west of Iceland, in position 56.14N, 26.55W, by depth charges from two British Liberator aircraft (120 Sqn RAF/T & 86 Sqn RAF/Z). 30 dead and 18 survivors.
U-643 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Rossbach (24 Sep 1943 - 8 Oct 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-643 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
The Olympic Rings - Crew 36