|Ordered||25 May 1941|
|Laid down||7 Sep 1942||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 183)|
|Launched||12 May 1943|
|Commissioned||16 Jun 1943||Ltnt. Hans-Heinrich Reimers|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-983 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.