List of all U-boats

U-1052

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered5 Jun 1941
Laid down8 Feb 1943 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 686)
Launched16 Dec 1943
Commissioned20 Jan 1944Oblt. Friedrich Weidner
Commanders
20 Jan 1944 - 4 Jul 1944  Oblt. Friedrich Weidner
5 Jul 1944 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. Günther Scholz
Career
No patrols
20 Jan 1944-4 Jul 1944  5. Flottille (training)
5 Jul 1944-8 May 1945  U-Abwehrschule (school boat)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Bergen, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010). Transferred from Bergen, Norway to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 29 May, 1945 for Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 9 Dec, 1945 at 55.50N, 10.05W, by aircraft of the 816 Squadron of the Royal Navy.

Final location

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

General notes on this boat

13 Nov 1944. U-1052 collided with the Saude (352 tons) south of Bergen, Norway. The ship sank when the U-boat suddenly went astern and removed her bows from the huge hole in the Saude's hull, causing her to take on water.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1052 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel