|Ordered||21 Nov 1940|
|Laid down||13 Oct 1941||F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1524)|
|Launched||5 Sep 1942|
|Commissioned||14 Nov 1942||Oblt. Wilhelm von Trotha|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sank on 8 April 1943 in the harbor entrance of Gotenhafen after a collision with the German patrol vessel VP 313. No casualties. Raised on 16 April 1943, repaired at the Schichau-Werft in Königsberg and returned to service on 15 December 1943.
Scuttled on 5 May 1945 in Flensburg Firth, in position 54.48N, 09.49E, after being damaged by US fighter bombers (XXIX TAC, 9th AF) on 4 May. Wreck broken up in 1948.
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Attacks on this boat and other events
4 May 1945
U-393 and U-733 were proceeding from Flensburg to Horten together when they were attacked and badly damaged by US fighter bombers (XXIX TAC, 9th AF) in the Gelting Bay at 1740hrs. Both U-boats were scuttled by their crews the next day. U-733 had no casualties, but the commander and a crewman from U-393 were mortally wounded during the air attack.
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from the boat
3 Mar 1945
The commander of the boat died after an accident in Wesermünde. [Oberleutnat zur See Hans Hellmann]
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.
Angel and Bow