|Ordered||4 Jan 1943|
|Laid down||30 Oct 1943||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 256)|
|Launched||2 Jan 1945|
|Commissioned||8 Feb 1945||Oblt. Werner Klug|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Surrendered on 5 May 1945 at Cuxhaven, Germany along with all boats stationed there. Its crew abandoned the boat according to orders.
U-1406 and U-1407 were scuttled by Oblt. Gerhard Grumpelt without permission on 7 May. Read our article U—1406 and U—1407. Were they Scuttled or did they Surrender?.
Later raised and transported to the USA on the deck of the US transport vessel Shoemaker on 15 Sept 1945. She was used for trials by the US Navy and broken up in New York harbor sometime after 18 May 1948 (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).(Derek Waller, October 2010).
Post war information (see more post-war boats):
Previously recorded fate
- Scuttled on 7 May 1945 at Cuxhaven. (Dr. Axel Niestlé)
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1406 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.
The Running Devil - U-552