List of all U-boats

U-1019

Type

VIIC/41

 
Ordered13 Jun 1942
Laid down28 Apr 1943 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 219)
Launched22 Mar 1944
Commissioned4 May 1944Oblt. Hans Rinck
Commanders
4 May 1944 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. Hans Rinck
Career
1 patrol
4 May 1944-30 Nov 1944  31. Flottille (training)
1 Dec 1944-8 May 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Trondheim, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Transferred from Trondheim, Norway to Loch Ryan on 29 May 1945 for Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 7 December, 1945 at 55.27N x 07.56W by naval gunfire.

Final location

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

View the 1 war patrol

Attacks on this boat and other events

16 Feb 1945
The U-boat was attacked by a Polish-crewed Wellington (RAF Sqdn 304/Q) west of the Hebrides, suffering moderate damage. (Sources: Dr. Jürgen Rohwer)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

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-1019 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.


U and Ring

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