|Ordered||23 Mar 1942|
|Laid down||12 Feb 1943||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 208)|
|Launched||8 Dec 1943|
|Commissioned||1 Feb 1944||Oblt. Diether Todenhagen|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Scuttled at 2230hrs on 6 May 1945 in the Kattegat north of Hjelm Island, in position 56.14,2N, 10.51,2E, after being damaged by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (86 Sqn RAF/Z) on 5 May. 44 survivors (no casualties). (FDS/NHB and Axel Niestlé, June 1986).
On 5 May 1945, U-1008 was damaged by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (86 Sqn RAF/Z, pilot F/Lt J.T. Lawrence) in the Kattegat. The boat was en route from Sonderburg, Denmark to Norway and the crew decided the next day to scuttle it.
Previously recorded fate
Attacks on this boat and other events
5 May 1945
The target of the attack by a British B-24 Liberator bomber (RAF Sqdn 224/T, pilot W/Cdr M.A. Ensor) on 5 May 1945 in position 56.06N, 11.06E, previously credited with sinking U-3523, was actually U-1008, which escaped with minor damage. (Sources: 1994-03-01, Axel Niestle)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1008 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.
Shark and Boat