|Ordered||13 Jun 1942|
|Laid down||20 May 1943||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 223)|
|Launched||3 May 1944|
|Commissioned||15 Jun 1944||Oblt. Wolfgang Strenger|
|Successes||1 warship sunk, total tonnage 335 tons|
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,345 GRT
Surrendered on 10 May 1945 in Weymouth, UK (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).
Used for exhibition tour on the west coast of Britain with the pennant N 83, afterwards transferred to Lisahally via Loch Ryan.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in March 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-1023 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Head of Wolf