|Ordered||14 Oct 1941|
|Laid down||17 Aug 1943||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 700)|
|Launched||8 Jun 1944|
|Commissioned||8 Jul 1944||Kptlt. Karl-Heinz Stephan|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
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.
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.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.