List of all U-boats

U-623

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down15 Jul 1941 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 599)
Launched31 Mar 1942
Commissioned21 May 1942Oblt. Hermann Schrüder
Commanders
21 May 1942 - 21 Feb 1943  Oblt. Hermann Schröder
Career
2 patrols
21 May 1942-30 Nov 1942  8. Flottille (training)
1 Dec 1942-21 Feb 1943  6. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 21 Feb 1943 in the Atlantic, in position 48.08N, 29.37W, by 6 depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (Sqdn. 120/T). 46 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 2 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-623 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Drachen (22 Nov 1942 - 3 Dec 1942)
   Panzer (3 Dec 1942 - 9 Dec 1942)
   Ungestüm (11 Dec 1942 - 13 Dec 1942)
   Raufbold (13 Dec 1942 - 18 Dec 1942)
   Ritter (11 Feb 1943 - 21 Feb 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-623 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


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