|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||20 Mar 1943||Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 318)|
|Launched||30 Oct 1943|
|Commissioned||22 Dec 1943||Kptlt. Hans-Joachim von Morstein|
|Successes||1 warship a total loss, total tonnage 1,300 tons|
Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Trondheim, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
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.
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 -
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Elephant on shield