List of all U-boats
|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||30 May 1942||F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1546)|
|Launched||11 Mar 1943|
|Commissioned||15 May 1943||Oblt. Helmut Kandzior|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Missing since 22 August 1944 in the Norwegian Sea or North Atlantic. There is no explanation for its loss. 50 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, January 1994).
U-743 was en route to its operational area off the North Channel when it entered Trondheim to repair its schnorkel on 20 August 1944. It left the next day and was posted as missing on 10 September 1944 after repeatedly failing to report its position.
Previously recorded fate
- Sunk 9 Sept 1944 in the North Atlantic northwest of Ireland, in position 55.45N, 11.41W, by depth charges from the British corvette HMS Porchester Castle and the British frigate HMS Helmsdale. (Postwar assessment)
Notes. This attack resulted in the sinking of U-484.
Attacks on this boat and other events
20 Jun 1944
An attack by a British B-24 Liberator (86 Sqdn RAF/K) left one dead and two wounded. The boat returned to Bergen, Norway. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 595)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in July 1944.
Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.
Men lost from the boat
20 Jun 1944
An attack by a British B-24 Liberator (86 Sqdn RAF/K) left one dead and two wounded. The boat returned to Bergen, Norway.
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.
3 Fishes on Shield
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