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Ordered14 Oct 1941
Laid down31 Dec 1942 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 201)
Launched6 Oct 1943
Commissioned18 Nov 1943Oblt. Ernst-Ulrich Blaudow
18 Nov 1943 - 8 Apr 1945   Ernst-Ulrich Blaudow
6 patrols
18 Nov 1943-31 Jul 1944  31. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1944-15 Feb 1945  8. Flottille (active service)
16 Feb 1945-8 Apr 1945  5. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 8 April 1945 in the North Atlantic south-west of Land's End, in position 49.19N, 10.23W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Fitzroy and HMS Byron. 46 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 6 war patrols

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat

This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in February 1945.

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-1001 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

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