List of all U-boats

U-1005

Type

VIIC/41

 
Ordered14 Oct 1941
Laid down29 Jan 1943 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 205)
Launched17 Nov 1943
Commissioned30 Dec 1943Oblt. Joachim Methner
Commanders
30 Dec 1943 - 2 Jul 1944  Oblt. Joachim Methner
3 Jul 1944 - 14 May 1945  Oblt. Hermann Lauth
Career
2 patrols
30 Dec 1943-31 Jan 1945  31. Flottille (training)
1 Feb 1945-8 May 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surredered at Bergen, Norway on 14 May 1945.

Transferred from Bergen, Norway to Loch Ryan on 30 May, 1945 for Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Foundered while under tow on 5 Dec, 1945 and sank at 55.33N, 08.27W.

Final location

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

View the 2 war patrols

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in February 1945 but it was of course installed prior to that date. 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-1005 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Bear on City Keys

Media links


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


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

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris