M 483

Guernsey,English Channel

M 483 was a M1940 class minesweeper built in Bolnes in Holland with yard number 903, and was launched in May 1942 for the German Kriegsmarine. She stood ready for service in May 1942, and was assigned to 24. Minensuchflotille in France. She was sunk in the morning 15.June 1943 outside Sark while she escorted a convoy towards Cherbourg. Airplanes from RAF squadron 263 attacked the convoy and M 483 was hit by two bombs before she went down in the deep. The wreck rest today on a depth of 50 meter east of the island Sark.

Former names:
M 483

62,3 x 8,9 x 2,8 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
637 displ
Bolnes ( NL ) 1942
( F )

Picture: A German Minesweeper M1940 in France
Courtesy of Bundesarkiv: Bild 101II

Last updated: January 2021