List of all U-boats

U-193

Type

IXC/40

 
Ordered4 Nov 1940
Laid down22 Dec 1941 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1039)
Launched24 Aug 1942
Commissioned10 Dec 1942Korvkpt. Hans Pauckstadt
Commanders
10 Dec 1942 - 31 Mar 1944   Hans Pauckstadt
1 Apr 1944 - 23 Apr 1944  Oblt. (R) Dr. Ulrich Abel (German Cross in Gold)
Career
3 patrols
10 Dec 1942-30 Apr 1943  4. Flottille (training)
1 May 1943-31 Mar 1944  2. Flottille (active service)
1 Apr 1944-23 Apr 1944  10. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 10,172 GRT
Fate

Listed as missing after 23 April 1944 in the Bay of Biscay.

No explanation exists for its loss. 59 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, July 1996).

See the 1 ships hit by U-193 - View the 3 war patrols

Previously recorded fate

  • Sunk 28 Apr 1944 in the Bay of Biscay west of Nantes, France, in position 45.38N, 09.43W, by depth charges from a British Wellington aircraft (Sqdn. 612/W). (Postwar assessment)
    Notes. This attack was actually against U-802 inflicting no damage.

Wolfpack operations

U-193 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Trutz (11 Jun 1943 - 16 Jun 1943)
   Trutz 3 (16 Jun 1943 - 29 Jun 1943)

Attacks on this boat and other events

6 Jul 1943
An unknown aircraft hit the boat wounding 2 men and destroying the Metox equipment. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 345)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Men lost from the boat

6 Jul 1943
An unknown aircraft hit the boat wounding 2 men and destroying the Metox equipment.

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Durst ist schlimmer Heimweh

Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel