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Ordered23 Sep 1939
Laid down4 Jan 1940 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1474)
Launched15 Mar 1941
Commissioned24 May 1941Oblt. Hans Ey
24 May 1941 - 16 Nov 1941  Oblt. Hans Ey
2 patrols
24 May 1941-1 Aug 1941  3. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1941-16 Nov 1941  3. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship damaged, total tonnage 2,215 GRT

Sunk at 2155hrs on 16 November 1941 in the Mediterranean Sea east of Gibraltar, in position 36.13N, 04.42W, by depth charges and gunfire from the British corvette HMS Marigold. 6 dead and 38 survivors.

Loss position

See the 1 ships hit by U-433 - View the 2 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-433 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Markgraf (28 Aug 1941 - 16 Sep 1941)
   Arnauld (8 Nov 1941 - 16 Nov 1941)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-433 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.


Media links

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

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay