|Ordered||13 Jun 1942|
|Laid down||30 Apr 1943||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 220)|
|Launched||22 Mar 1944|
|Commissioned||17 May 1944||Oblt. Otto Eberlein|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Missing in the North Sea since leaving Horten on 22 Nov, 1944. No explanation exists for its loss. 52 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, April 2005).
On 31 Dec, 1944, the British destroyer HMS Zephyr was slightly damaged by an explosion west of the Pentland Firth. According to British reports this was very likely caused by a floating mine and not by a torpedo.
Because the destroyer was not attacked by an U-boat there is no indication that U-1020 ever reached her operational area and was probably lost earlier.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1020 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat! See the emblem page for this boat or view each one below.
Rising Wild Boar
U-boats Missing in Action.