List of all U-boats

U-1023

Type

VIIC/41

 
Ordered13 Jun 1942
Laid down20 May 1943 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 223)
Launched3 May 1944
Commissioned15 Jun 1944Oblt. Wolfgang Strenger
Commanders
15 Jun 1944 - 9 Mar 1945  Oblt. Wolfgang Strenger
10 Mar 1945 - 10 May 1945  Kptlt. Heinrich-Andreas Schroeteler (Knights Cross)
Career
1 patrol
15 Jun 1944-28 Feb 1945  31. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1945-8 May 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 warship sunk, total tonnage 335 tons
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,345 GRT
Fate

Surrendered on 10 May 1945 in Portland, England (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Boat ended up in Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sank for unknown reasons on 7 Jan, 1946 at 55.49N, 08.24W.

Final location

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

See the 2 ships hit by U-1023 - View the 1 war patrol

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
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.

U-boat Emblems

We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Crossed Hammers

Head of Wolf

Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


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