List of all U-boats

U-1007

Type

VIIC/41

 
Ordered23 Mar 1942
Laid down15 Feb 1943 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 207)
Launched8 Dec 1943
Commissioned18 Jan 1944Kptlt. Hans Hornkohl
Commanders
18 Jan 1944 - 9 Jul 1944  Kptlt. Hans Hornkohl
3 Jul 1944 - 7 Jul 1944  Oblt. Leonhard Klingspor
10 Jul 1944 - Feb, 1945  Oblt. Helmut Wicke
Feb, 1945 - Apr, 1945  Oblt. Karl-Heinz Raabe
Apr, 1945 - 2 May 1945  Kptlt. Ernst von Witzendorff
Career
1 patrol
18 Jan 1944-31 May 1944  31. Flottille (training)
1 Jun 1944-31 Jul 1944  1. Flottille (active service)
1 Aug 1944-28 Feb 1945  24. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1945-2 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Scuttled on 2 May 1945 in the Trave river north-east of Lübeck, in position 53.54,4N, 10.50,9E, after being badly damaged by rockets from four British Typhoon aircraft (245 Sqn RAF). 2 dead, unknown number of survivors.

Final location

View the 1 war patrol

U-1007 was strafed and attacked with rockets by four Typhoon aircraft (245 Sqn RAF, pilots F/Lt F.S. Murphy, F/O F.J. Pearson, W/O K.D. Woddan and F/Sgt C.M. Brocklehurst) in the Trave river north-east of Lübeck. One man was killed and another later died of wounds in a hospital. The badly damaged boat was beached and scuttled. The wreck was raised in May 1946 and broken up.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1007 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 3 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Grey Wolf

Tree on White Shield

Raven with Bottle wearing Cap

Media links


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