|Shipyard||Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 253)|
|Ordered||23 Jun 1915|
|Laid down||23 Oct 1915|
|Launched||13 Jul 1916|
|Commissioned||6 Sep 1916|
|Successes||6 ships sunk with a total of 6,450 tons.|
1 ship damaged with a total of 3,207 tons. (View ships hit by U 83)
|Fate||17 Feb 1917 - Sunk by gunfire of Q-Ship Farnborough SW of Ireland at 51°34'N 11°23'W. 35 dead and 1 survivor (all hands lost).|
In addition to the crew casualties listed above, two merchant marine prisoners on board were also killed.
There was another U 83 in World War Two
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 9 Dec 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 8 Feb 1941. Take a look at U 83 from WWII.