|Ordered||20 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||21 Apr 1942||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1049)|
|Launched||15 Dec 1942|
|Commissioned||24 Mar 1943||Kptlt. Oskar Herwartz|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 8,261 GRT|
Sunk 9 April, 1945 in the Kattegat west of Gothenburg, in position 57.32N, 11.23E, by rockets from a British Mosquito aircraft (RAF Sqdn 235/A, pilot F/O A.J. Rendell). 44 dead and 12 survivors.
On 22 August, 1958 the wreck of U-843 was raised in 57°32,6N, 11°23,6E and broken up at Gothenburg in 1958/59.
U-843 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Körner (30 Oct 1943 - 2 Nov 1943)
Tirpitz 1 (2 Nov 1943 - 8 Nov 1943)
Eisenhart 2 (9 Nov 1943 - 15 Nov 1943)
Schill 3 (18 Nov 1943 - 22 Nov 1943)
Weddigen (22 Nov 1943 - 7 Dec 1943)
Attacks on this boat
10 Apr 1944
An American B-24 bomber from Squadron VB 107 (pilot Edward W. Krug) attacked the boat causing damage to its stern torpedo tubes. The boat abandoned planned operations off Cape Town and continued into the Indian Ocean, arriving in Jakarta on June 11. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 537)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-843 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.