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Ordered5 Jun 1941
Laid down10 Jun 1942 Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 48)
Launched17 Feb 1943
Commissioned31 Mar 1943Oblt. Heinz-Günther Scholz
31 Mar 1943 - 15 Aug 1943  Oblt. Heinz-Günther Scholz
16 Aug 1943 - 11 Feb 1944  Oblt. Günter Ney
1 patrol
31 Mar 1943-31 Jan 1944  8. Flottille (training)
1 Feb 1944-11 Feb 1944  9. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 11 February 1944 in the North Atlantic south-west of the Faeroe Islands, in position 60.45N, 12.50W, by depth charges from a Canadian Wellington aircraft (407 Sqn RCAF/D). 49 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Wolfpack operations

U-283 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Stürmer (27 Jan 1944 - 3 Feb 1944)
   Igel 1 (3 Feb 1944 - 11 Feb 1944)

Attacks on this boat and other events

10 Feb 1944
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down: British Wellington (RAF Sqdn 612/N, pilot F/O R.E. Durnford)

The boat reported successfully repulsing an aircraft attack with AA fire at 21.10hrs, but did not claim the aircraft shot down. However, the attacker was apparently Wellington N for Nan from Squadron 612, which reported engine trouble from this area at that time before going missing with the crew of six. U-283 was sunk by another Wellington the following day.

(Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

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-283 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.

Knight on a Shield

Media links

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth

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