List of all U-boats




Ordered5 Jun 1941
Laid down20 Mar 1943 Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 318)
Launched30 Oct 1943
Commissioned22 Dec 1943Kptlt. Hans-Joachim von Morstein
22 Dec 1943 - 9 May 1945  Kptlt. Hans-Joachim von Morstein (German Cross in Gold)
2 patrols
22 Dec 1943-31 Jul 1944  5. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1944-4 Sep 1944  3. Flottille (active service)
5 Sep 1944-8 May 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 warship a total loss, total tonnage 1,300 tons

Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Trondheim, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland via Scapa Flow on 29 May 1945.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 16 December 1945 at 56.10N x 10.05W by unknown causes.

Final location

See the 1 ships hit by U-483 - View the 2 war patrols

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat

This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in August 1944.

Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

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 -

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

Elephant on Shield

Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris
($ 58.77)

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth

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