List of all U-boats

U-843

Type

IXC/40

 
Ordered20 Jan 1941
Laid down21 Apr 1942 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1049)
Launched15 Dec 1942
Commissioned24 Mar 1943Kptlt. Oskar Herwartz
Commanders
24 Mar 1943 - 9 Apr 1945  Kptlt. Oskar Herwartz
Career
3 patrols
24 Mar 1943-31 Oct 1943  4. Flottille (training)
1 Nov 1943-30 Sep 1944  2. Flottille (active service)
1 Oct 1944-9 Apr 1945  33. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 8,261 GRT
Fate

Sunk 9 April 1945 in the Kattegat west of Gothenburg, in position 57.32N, 11.23E, by rockets from a British Mosquito aircraft (RAF Sqdn 235/A, pilot F/O A.J. Rendell). 44 dead and 12 survivors.

Loss position

See the 1 ships hit by U-843 - View the 3 war patrols

On 22 August, 1958 the wreck of U-843 was raised in 57°32,6N, 11°23,6E and broken up at Gothenburg in 1958/59.

Wolfpack operations

U-843 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Körner (30 Oct 1943 - 2 Nov 1943)
   Tirpitz 1 (2 Nov 1943 - 8 Nov 1943)
   Eisenhart 2 (9 Nov 1943 - 15 Nov 1943)
   Schill 3 (18 Nov 1943 - 22 Nov 1943)
   Weddigen (22 Nov 1943 - 7 Dec 1943)

Attacks on this boat and other events

10 Apr 1944
An attack by an American B-24 bomber from Squadron VB 107 (pilot Edward W. Krug) damaged the stern torpedo tubes. The boat abandoned planned operations off Cape Town and continued to the Indian Ocean, arriving at Jakarta on 11 June. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 537)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-843 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Tiger with Globe

Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel