List of all U-boats
|Ordered||15 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||28 May 1941||AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1023)|
|Launched||9 Jan 1942|
|Commissioned||1 Apr 1942||Korvkpt. Heinrich Schäfer|
|Successes||4 ships sunk, total tonnage 19,260 GRT|
1 ship a total loss, total tonnage 6,993 GRT
Sunk at 0729hrs on 23 April 1945 in the Java Sea north of Soerabaja, in position 04.57S, 112.52E, by a torpedo from the US submarine USS Besugo. 54 dead and 1 survivor.
U-183 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Luchs (4 Oct 1942 - 6 Oct 1942)
Panther (7 Oct 1942 - 11 Oct 1942)
Hartherz (3 Feb 1943 - 7 Feb 1943)
Attacks on this boat and other events
19 Mar 1944
At 1150 hours (zone -6.5), HMS Stoic (Lt. P.B. Marriott, DSO, RN), attacked but missed the German submarine U-183 with four torpedoes North of Sumatra in position 06°09'N, 95°09'E.
1 recorded attack on this boat.
General notes on this boat
* Fritz Schneewind was born on 10 April, 1917 in Padang/Sumatra. Thus, his life ended in the same region it began.
U-183 was one of the Monsun boats that patrolled in the Far East.
Men lost from the boat
13 May 1944
One man was killed in an accident working in a diving cell while preparing U-183 for the next patrol in the Far East. The boat sailed from Penang on 17 May. [Obermaschinenmaat Erich Adelsheimer]
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Rising sun and Kriegsmarine flag
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