|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||8 Feb 1943||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 686)|
|Launched||16 Dec 1943|
|Commissioned||20 Jan 1944||Oblt. Friedrich Weidner|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Bergen, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).
Transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 30 May 1945.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
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.