List of all U-boats

U-1063

Type

VIIC/41

 
Ordered14 Oct 1941
Laid down17 Aug 1943 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 700)
Launched8 Jun 1944
Commissioned8 Jul 1944Kptlt. Karl-Heinz Stephan
Commanders
8 Jul 1944 - 15 Apr 1945  Kptlt. Karl-Heinz Stephan
Career
1 patrol
8 Jul 1944-28 Feb 1945  5. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1945-15 Apr 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 15 April 1945 in the English Channel west of Land´s End, in position 50.08.54N, 03.53.24W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Loch Killin. 29 dead and 17 survivors.

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

General notes on this boat

Thanks to Steven Charles for the correct position on this vessel. The boat is lying at 58 meter depth south of Bigbury Bay off the Devon coast.

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-1063 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Sailing Ship

Media links


Silent warriors

Ron Young and Pamela Armstrong


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