List of all U-boats

U-883

Type

IXD/42

 
Ordered2 Apr 1942
Laid down27 Jul 1943 AG Weser, Bremen (werk 1091)
Launched28 Apr 1944
Commissioned27 Mar 1945Oblt. Johannes Uebel
Commanders
1 May 1944 - 1 Oct 1944  Kptlt. Hans-Ludwig Gaude
27 Mar 1945 - 5 May 1945  Oblt. Johannes Uebel
Career
No patrols
27 Mar 1945-5 May 1945  4. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surrendered on 5 May 1945 at Cuxhaven, Germany.

Transferred from Wilhelmshaven, Germany to Lisahally, N. Ireland on 21 June 1945 for Operation Deadlight. (Waller & Niestlé, October 2010).

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 31 Dec, 1945 in position 55.44N, 08.40W.

Final location

Blue marker shows final fate during Operation Deadlight. Orange marker shows German surrender.

General notes on this boat

27 Mar 1945. U-883 was commissioned in 1945, the only U-boat of Type IXD/42.

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

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-883 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris


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