List of all U-boats




Ordered5 Jun 1941
Laid down20 Mar 1943 Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 318)
Launched30 Oct 1943
Commissioned22 Dec 1943Kptlt. Hans-Joachim von Morstein
22 Dec 1943 - 9 May 1945  Kptlt. Hans-Joachim von Morstein (German Cross in Gold)
2 patrols
22 Dec 1943-31 Jul 1944  5. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1944-4 Sep 1944  3. Flottille (active service)
5 Sep 1944-8 May 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 warship a total loss, total tonnage 1,300 tons

Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Trondheim, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Transferred from Trondheim, Norway to Scapa Flow and then to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 29 May 1945 for Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 16 December 1945 at 56.10N x 10.05W by unknown causes.

Final location

Blue marker shows final fate during Operation Deadlight. Orange marker shows German surrender.

See the 1 ships hit by U-483 - View the 2 war patrols

General notes on this boat

1 Nov 1944. U-483 torpedoed the British Captain class frigate HMS Whitaker (ex. USS DE 571, 1,300 tons) off Lough Swilly, Ireland. The frigate remained afloat, but was damaged beyond repair and was eventually broken up in 1948.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in August 1944. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from the boat

12 Oct 1944
During a Schnorchel failure the crew suffered a CO2 poisoning where 1 man died. [Funkmaat Gustav Hoffmann]

  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.

Elephant on Shield

Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor

The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird

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

The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris