|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 11 Feb, 1944 south-west of the Faeroes, in position 60.45N, 12.50W, by depth charges from a Canadian Wellington aircraft (RCAF Sqdn. 407/D). 49 dead (all hands lost).
Attacks on this boat
10 Feb 1944
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down: British Wellington (612 Sqdn RAF/N, pilot F/O R.E. Durnford)
At 21.10 hours, U-283 fought off an aircraft attack by AA fire but was herself lost the next day. They reported the attack but did not claim the aircraft shot down. However, the attacker was apparently the Wellington which reported engine trouble at that time from this area and went missing thereafter with six crewmen aboard.(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.