|Ordered||15 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||28 May 1941||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1023)|
|Launched||9 Jan 1942|
|Commissioned||1 Apr 1942||Korvkpt. Heinrich Schäfer|
|Successes||4 ships sunk, total tonnage 19,260 GRT|
1 ship a total loss, total tonnage 6,993 GRT
General notes on this boat
* Fritz Schneewind was born on 10 April, 1917 in Padang/Sumatra. Thus, his life ended in the same region it began.
U-183 was one of the Monsun boats that patrolled in the Far East.Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.
Men lost from the boat
13 May 1944
One man was killed in an accident working in a diving cell while preparing U-183 for the next patrol in the Far East. The boat sailed from Penang on 17 May. [Obermaschinenmaat Erich Adelsheimer]
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
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Rising sun and Kriegsmarine flag