|Ordered||25 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||3 Jan 1940||Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 272)|
|Launched||10 Aug 1940|
|Commissioned||18 Sep 1940||Oblt. Ernst Mengersen (Knights Cross)|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 1,409 GRT|
Surrendered on 5 May 1945 at Heligoland, Germany.
Transferred from Wilhelmshaven, Germany to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 30 June, 1945 for Operation Deadlight.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-143 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Reichenberg, castle on a shield