List of all U-boats

U-463

Type

XIV

 
Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down8 Mar 1941 Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 294)
Launched20 Dec 1941
Commissioned2 Apr 1942KrvKpt. Leo Wolfbauer
Commanders
2 Apr 1942 - 16 May 1943  KrvKpt. Leo Wolfbauer
Career
5 patrols
2 Apr 1942-31 Jul 1942  4. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1942-31 Oct 1942  10. Flottille (active service)
1 Nov 1942-16 May 1943  12. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk on 16 May 1943 in the Bay of Biscay in position 45.57N, 11.40W by depth charges from a British Handley Page Halifax aircraft (Sqdn. 58/R). 57 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB, April 1990).

Loss position

View the 5 war patrols

Previously recorded fate

  • Sunk 15 May, 1943 in the North Atlantic in position 45.28N, 10.20W, by depth charges from a British Hadley Halifax aircraft (Sqdn. 58/M). (Postwar assessment)
    Notes. This attack sank the U-266 instead.

Wolfpack operations

U-463 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Delphin (11 Jan 1943 - 14 Jan 1943)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-463 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.


Bird feeding Seahorses

Media links


The Milk Cows

John F White


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

Wynn, Kenneth


U-Boat Tankers, 1941-1945

White, John F.


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay