U-boat Fates

U-boat losses by year

U-boat Losses during 1943

This map shows 236 positions of U-boats lost in 1943. The map is clickable and zoom-able (with the mouse-wheel). Blue markers indicate U-boat losses to aircraft.

January

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
3 Jan 1943U-337+47470Missing 
6 Jan 1943U-164 56542Aircraft 
13 Jan 1943U-224 46451Warship 
13 Jan 1943U-507+54540Aircraft 
20 Jan 1943U-553+47470Missing 
21 Jan 1943U-301 46451Warship 
31 Jan 1943U-519+50500Missing 

February

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
3 Feb 1943U-265+46460Aircraft 
4 Feb 1943U-187 54945Warship 
7 Feb 1943U-609+47470Warship 
7 Feb 1943U-624+45450Aircraft 
12 Feb 1943U-442+48480Aircraft 
13 Feb 1943U-620+47470Aircraft 
15 Feb 1943U-529+48480Aircraft 
17 Feb 1943U-69+46460Warship 
17 Feb 1943U-201+49490Warship 
17 Feb 1943U-205 50842Aircraft & warship 
19 Feb 1943U-268+44440Aircraft 
19 Feb 1943U-562+49490Aircraft & warship 
21 Feb 1943U-623+46460Aircraft 
22 Feb 1943U-225+46460Warship 
22 Feb 1943U-606 473611Warship 
23 Feb 1943U-443+48480Warship 
23 Feb 1943U-522+51510Warship 
24 Feb 1943U-649 463511Accident 

March

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
4 Mar 1943U-83+50500Aircraft 
4 Mar 1943U-87+49490Warship 
8 Mar 1943U-156+53530Aircraft 
10 Mar 1943U-633+43430 
11 Mar 1943U-432 462620Warship 
11 Mar 1943U-444 45414Warship 
12 Mar 1943U-130+53530Warship 
13 Mar 1943U-163+57570Warship 
19 Mar 1943U-5 372116Accident 
19 Mar 1943U-384+47470Aircraft 
22 Mar 1943U-524+52520Aircraft 
22 Mar 1943U-665+46460Aircraft 
25 Mar 1943U-469+47470Aircraft 
27 Mar 1943U-169+54540Aircraft 
28 Mar 1943U-77 47389Aircraft 
30 Mar 1943U-416 41365Accident 

April

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
2 Apr 1943U-124+53530Warship 
5 Apr 1943U-635+47470Aircraft 
6 Apr 1943U-167 50050Aircraft 
6 Apr 1943U-632+48480Aircraft 
7 Apr 1943U-644+45450Warship 
13 Apr 1943U-376+47470Missing 
14 Apr 1943U-526 544212Lost to mines 
17 Apr 1943U-175 541341Warship 
19 Apr 1943U-602+48480Missing 
23 Apr 1943U-189+54540Aircraft 
23 Apr 1943U-191+55550Warship 
24 Apr 1943U-710+49490Aircraft 
25 Apr 1943U-203 481038Aircraft & warship 
27 Apr 1943U-174+53530Aircraft 
29 Apr 1943U-332+45450Aircraft 
30 Apr 1943U-227+49490Aircraft 

May

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
2 May 1943U-465+48480Aircraft 
4 May 1943U-109+52520Aircraft 
4 May 1943U-439 49409Accident 
4 May 1943U-659 47443Accident 
5 May 1943U-638+44440Warship 
6 May 1943U-125+54540Warship 
6 May 1943U-192+55550Warship 
6 May 1943U-438+48480Warship 
6 May 1943U-531+54540Warship 
6 May 1943U-630+47470Warship 
7 May 1943U-209+46460AircraftMissingAccident 
7 May 1943U-447+48480Aircraft 
8 May 1943U-663+49490Aircraft 
11 May 1943U-528 561145Aircraft & warship 
12 May 1943U-89+48480Aircraft & warship 
12 May 1943U-186+53530Warship 
12 May 1943U-456+49490AircraftAccident 
13 May 1943U-753+47470Aircraft & warship 
14 May 1943U-235  - 0 -
14 May 1943U-237  - 1 -
14 May 1943U-640+49490Aircraft 
15 May 1943U-176+53530Warship 
15 May 1943U-266+47470Aircraft 
16 May 1943U-182+61610Warship 
16 May 1943U-463+57570Aircraft 
17 May 1943U-128 54747Aircraft & warship 
17 May 1943U-646+46460Aircraft 
17 May 1943U-657+47470Warship 
19 May 1943U-273+46460Aircraft 
19 May 1943U-954+47470Warship 
20 May 1943U-258+49490Aircraft 
21 May 1943U-303 482028Warship 
21 May 1943U-381+47470Missing 
22 May 1943U-569 462125Aircraft 
23 May 1943U-752 462917Aircraft 
25 May 1943U-414+47470Warship 
25 May 1943U-467+46460Aircraft 
26 May 1943U-436+47470Warship 
28 May 1943U-304+46460Aircraft 
28 May 1943U-755 49409Aircraft 
31 May 1943U-440+46460Aircraft 
31 May 1943U-563+49490Aircraft 

June

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
1 Jun 1943U-418+48480Aircraft 
2 Jun 1943U-105+53530Aircraft 
2 Jun 1943U-202 481830Warship 
2 Jun 1943U-521 52511Warship 
4 Jun 1943U-308+44440Warship 
4 Jun 1943U-594+50500Aircraft 
5 Jun 1943U-217+50500Aircraft 
11 Jun 1943U-417+46460Aircraft 
12 Jun 1943U-118 594316Aircraft 
14 Jun 1943U-334+47470Warship 
14 Jun 1943U-564 462818Aircraft 
16 Jun 1943U-97 482721Aircraft 
20 Jun 1943U-388+47470Aircraft 
24 Jun 1943U-119+57570Warship 
24 Jun 1943U-194+54540Aircraft 
24 Jun 1943U-200+68680Aircraft 
24 Jun 1943U-449+49490Warship 

July

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
3 Jul 1943U-126+55550Aircraft 
3 Jul 1943U-628+49490Aircraft 
5 Jul 1943U-535+55550Aircraft 
7 Jul 1943U-951+46460Aircraft 
8 Jul 1943U-232+46460Aircraft 
8 Jul 1943U-514+54540Aircraft 
9 Jul 1943U-435+48480Aircraft 
9 Jul 1943U-590+45450Aircraft 
12 Jul 1943U-409 481137Warship 
12 Jul 1943U-506 54486Aircraft 
12 Jul 1943U-561 47425Warship 
13 Jul 1943U-487 643133Aircraft 
13 Jul 1943U-607 52457Aircraft 
14 Jul 1943U-160+57570Aircraft 
15 Jul 1943U-135 46541Aircraft & warship 
15 Jul 1943U-509+54540Aircraft 
15 Jul 1943U-759+47470Aircraft 
16 Jul 1943U-67 51483Aircraft 
19 Jul 1943U-513 53467Aircraft 
20 Jul 1943U-558 50455Aircraft 
21 Jul 1943U-662 47443Aircraft 
23 Jul 1943U-527 534013Aircraft 
23 Jul 1943U-598 45432Aircraft 
23 Jul 1943U-613+48480Warship 
24 Jul 1943U-459 591841Aircraft 
24 Jul 1943U-622  - 0 - Air raid on port 
26 Jul 1943U-359+47470Aircraft 
28 Jul 1943U-159+53530Aircraft 
28 Jul 1943U-404+51510Aircraft 
28 Jul 1943U-647+48480Missing, lost to mines 
29 Jul 1943U-614+49490Aircraft 
30 Jul 1943U-43+55550Aircraft 
30 Jul 1943U-375+46460Warship 
30 Jul 1943U-461 685315Aircraft 
30 Jul 1943U-462 65164Aircraft & warship 
30 Jul 1943U-504+53530Warship 
30 Jul 1943U-591 471928Aircraft 
31 Jul 1943U-199 614912Aircraft 

August

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
1 Aug 1943U-383+52520Aircraft 
1 Aug 1943U-454 463214Aircraft 
2 Aug 1943U-106 582236Aircraft 
3 Aug 1943U-572+47470Aircraft 
3 Aug 1943U-706 46424Aircraft 
4 Aug 1943U-489 54153Aircraft 
5 Aug 1943U-34 43439Accident 
7 Aug 1943U-84+46460Aircraft 
7 Aug 1943U-117+62620Aircraft 
7 Aug 1943U-615 47443Aircraft 
9 Aug 1943U-664 51744Aircraft 
11 Aug 1943U-468 51447Aircraft 
11 Aug 1943U-525+54540Aircraft 
11 Aug 1943U-604 451431Aircraft 
18 Aug 1943U-403+49490Aircraft 
20 Aug 1943U-197+67670Aircraft 
20 Aug 1943U-670 432122Accident 
22 Aug 1943U-458 47839Warship 
24 Aug 1943U-134+48480Aircraft 
24 Aug 1943U-185 512922Aircraft 
25 Aug 1943U-523 541737Warship 
27 Aug 1943U-847+62620Aircraft 
28 Aug 1943U-639+47470Warship 
30 Aug 1943U-634+47470Warship 

September

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
7 Sep 1943U-669+52520Missing 
8 Sep 1943U-760  - 0 -
8 Sep 1943U-983 43538Accident 
12 Sep 1943U-617 49049Aircraft & warship 
16 Sep 1943U-511  - 0 - Warship 
19 Sep 1943U-341+50500Aircraft 
20 Sep 1943U-338+51510Missing 
20 Sep 1943U-346 43376Accident 
22 Sep 1943U-229+50500Warship 
27 Sep 1943U-161+53530Aircraft 
27 Sep 1943U-221+50500Aircraft 

October

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
4 Oct 1943U-279+48480Aircraft 
4 Oct 1943U-389+50500Aircraft 
4 Oct 1943U-422+49490Aircraft 
4 Oct 1943U-460 64622Aircraft 
5 Oct 1943U-336+50500Aircraft 
8 Oct 1943U-419 49481Aircraft 
8 Oct 1943U-610+51510Aircraft 
8 Oct 1943U-643 483018Aircraft 
13 Oct 1943U-402+50500Aircraft 
16 Oct 1943U-470 48462Aircraft 
16 Oct 1943U-533 53521Aircraft 
16 Oct 1943U-844+53530Aircraft 
16 Oct 1943U-964 50473Aircraft 
17 Oct 1943U-540+55550Aircraft 
17 Oct 1943U-631+54540Warship 
17 Oct 1943U-841 542727Warship 
20 Oct 1943U-378+48480Aircraft 
20 Oct 1943U-420+49490Missing 
21 Oct 1943U-101  - 0 - Stricken from Naval records.
21 Oct 1943U-431+52520Aircraft 
23 Oct 1943U-274+48480Aircraft & warship 
24 Oct 1943U-566 49049Aircraft 
28 Oct 1943U-220+56560Aircraft 
29 Oct 1943U-282+48480Warship 
31 Oct 1943U-306+51510Warship 
31 Oct 1943U-584+53530Aircraft 
31 Oct 1943U-732 493118Warship 

November

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
1 Nov 1943U-405+49490Warship 
2 Nov 1943U-340 49148Aircraft & warship 
5 Nov 1943U-848+63630Aircraft 
6 Nov 1943U-226+51510Warship 
6 Nov 1943U-842+56560Warship 
9 Nov 1943U-707+51510Aircraft 
10 Nov 1943U-966 50842Aircraft 
12 Nov 1943U-508+57570Aircraft 
16 Nov 1943U-280+49490Aircraft 
18 Nov 1943U-718 50437Accident 
19 Nov 1943U-211+54540Aircraft 
20 Nov 1943U-536 553817Warship 
20 Nov 1943U-768 44044Accident 
21 Nov 1943U-538+55550Warship 
23 Nov 1943U-648+50500Missing 
25 Nov 1943U-600+54540Warship 
25 Nov 1943U-849+63630Aircraft 
28 Nov 1943U-542+56560Aircraft 
29 Nov 1943U-86+50500Warship 

December

U-boat CrewDeadSurv.Notes
13 Dec 1943U-172 591346Aircraft & warship 
13 Dec 1943U-391+51510Aircraft 
13 Dec 1943U-593 51051Warship 
16 Dec 1943U-73 501634Warship 
20 Dec 1943U-850+66660Aircraft 
21 Dec 1943U-284 49049Accident 
23 Dec 1943U-345  - 0 - Stricken from Naval records.
24 Dec 1943U-645+55550Warship 


238 U-boats lost in 1943 (10,051 men died and 1,842 men survived those losses).
+ means that the boat was lost with all hands.

5 U-boats stricken from records (often after sustaining prior combat damage) and boats scuttled in harbour by their own crews are not included in the losses figure here. We, however, include them in the listing for better view of events.

U-boats scuttled at sea after battle damage are considered war losses and are shown above.

U-boat losses by year