List of all U-boats
|Ordered||13 Apr 1940|
|Laid down||10 Feb 1941||F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1498)|
|Launched||31 Jan 1942|
|Commissioned||18 Apr 1942||Oblt. Konstantin von Puttkamer|
|Successes||3 ships sunk, total tonnage 19,435 GRT|
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,087 tons
Sunk on 23 February 1943 in the Mediterranean Sea north-west of Algiers, in position 36.55N, 02.25E, by depth charges from the British escort destroyers HMS Bicester, HMS Lamerton and HMS Wheatland. 48 dead (all hands lost).
U-443 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Panther (11 Oct 1942 - 16 Oct 1942)
Puma (16 Oct 1942 - 29 Oct 1942)
Attacks on this boat and other events
22 Oct 1942
After locating convoy ON 139 the boat attacked and sank two large ships (17,843 tons total), but was then counter-attacked by escorts and held down until the convoy escaped. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 43. )
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from the boat
9 Oct 1942
During very bad weather in the North Atlantic a lookout broke his arm.
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.
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