List of all U-boats




Ordered5 Jun 1941
Laid down16 Apr 1943 Nordseewerke, Emden (werk 224)
Launched15 Jan 1944
Commissioned22 Feb 1944Oblt. Bernhard Schwarting
22 Feb 1944 - 12 May 1944  Oblt. Bernhard Schwarting
13 May 1944 - 14 Aug 1944   (boat was vacant)
15 Aug 1944 - 13 May 1945  Oblt. Erwin Sell
No patrols
22 Feb 1944-12 May 1944  8. Flottille (training)
15 Aug 1944-8 May 1945  U-Abwehrschule (school boat)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Surrendered on 13 May 1945 at Hohwacht Bay, Germany.

Transferred from Kiel to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 23 June 1945 for Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 21 December, 1945 at 56.04N x 09.35W by naval gunfire.

Final location

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

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1102 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