|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||10 Jun 1942||Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 48)|
|Launched||17 Feb 1943|
|Commissioned||31 Mar 1943||Oblt. Heinz-Günther Scholz|
|Successes||No 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).
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.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Knight on a Shield