|Ordered||23 Mar 1942|
|Laid down||12 Feb 1943||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 208)|
|Launched||8 Dec 1943|
|Commissioned||1 Feb 1944||Oblt. Diether Todenhagen|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Scuttled on 6 May, 1945 at 2230hrs in the Kattegat north of Hjelm Island, in position 56.14N, 10.51E, following damage by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (Sqdn. 86/Z) on 5 May. 44 survivors (no casualties). (FDS/NHB and Axel Niestlé, June 1986).
On 5 May, 1945, U-1008 was damaged by depth charges from a Liberator aircraft (RAF Sqdn 86/Z, pilot F/Lt J.T. Lawrence) in the Kattegat. The boat was en route from Sonderburg, Denmark to Norway and the crew decided the next day to scuttle it.
Previously recorded fate
Attacks on this boat
5 May 1945
The attack by a British B-24 Liberator aircraft (RAF Sqdn 224/T, pilot W/Cdr M.A. Ensor) on 5 May, 1945 in position 56.06N, 11.06E previously credited with sinking U-3523 was actually against U-1008 causing only minor damage. (Sources: 1994-03-01, Axel Niestle)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1008 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
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