|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||30 Mar 1943||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 689)|
|Launched||9 Mar 1944|
|Commissioned||8 Apr 1944||Oblt. Rudolf Meyer|
|Successes||4 ships sunk, total tonnage 19,413 GRT|
Missing since 23 April 1945 in the North Atlantic or the English Channel. No explanation exists for its loss. 49 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, April 1991).
U-1055 sent its last radio message on 23 April 1945 from approx. position 52.21N, 10.45W while en route to its operational area in the English Channel. It was posted as missing when it failed to return to Norway or signal its position after the cessation of hostilities.
Previously recorded fate
Attacks on this boat and other events
6 Apr 1945
Norwegian motor torpedo boats HNoMS MTB-719 and HNoMS MTB-715 claimed a U-boat sunk in Hjeltenfjord, north of Bergen, Norway. U-1055, however, escaped unscathed. (Sources: Klart til kamp, Helge Storm Bjercke (1954) & Axel Niestlé)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1055 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.