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Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down8 Mar 1941 Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 294)
Launched20 Dec 1941
Commissioned2 Apr 1942KrvKpt. Leo Wolfbauer
2 Apr 1942 - 16 May 1943  KrvKpt. Leo Wolfbauer
5 patrols
2 Apr 1942-31 Jul 1942  4. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1942-31 Oct 1942  10. Flottille (active service)
1 Nov 1942-16 May 1943  12. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 16 May 1943 in the Bay of Biscay in position 45.57N, 11.40W by depth charges from a British Handley Page Halifax aircraft (Sqdn. 58/R). 57 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB, April 1990).

Loss position

View the 5 war patrols

Previously recorded fate

  • Sunk 15 May, 1943 in the North Atlantic in position 45.28N, 10.20W, by depth charges from a British Hadley Halifax aircraft (Sqdn. 58/M). (Postwar assessment)
    Notes. This attack sank the U-266 instead.

Wolfpack operations

U-463 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Delphin (11 Jan 1943 - 14 Jan 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-463 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.

Bird feeding Seahorses

Media links

The Milk Cows

John F White
(£ 17.99)

U-Boat Tankers, 1941-1945

White, John F.

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

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

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay

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