List of all U-boats

U-1107

Type

VIIC/41

 
Ordered2 Apr 1942
Laid down20 Aug 1943 Nordseewerke, Emden (werk 229)
Launched30 Jun 1944
Commissioned8 Aug 1944Oblt. Fritz Parduhn
Commanders
8 Aug 1944 - 30 Apr 1945  Kptlt. Fritz Parduhn
Career
1 patrol
8 Aug 1944-15 Feb 1945  8. Flottille (training)
16 Feb 1945-30 Apr 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
Successes2 ships sunk, total tonnage 15,209 GRT
Fate

Sunk 30 April, 1945 in the Bay of Biscay west of Brest, in position 48.00N, 06.30W, by retro bombs from an American Catalina aircraft (VP-63/R). 37 dead, unknown number of survivors. (Axel Niestlé, April 1991).

Loss position

See the 2 ships hit by U-1107 - View the 1 war patrol

At least 37 dead, number of survivors unknown.

Previously recorded fate

  • Sunk by an American B-24 Liberator (VPB-103/K) on 25 April 1945. (Postwar assessment)
    Notes. This actually resulted in the sinking of U-326.

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-1107 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


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