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Ordered23 Mar 1942
Laid down23 Feb 1943 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 210)
Launched5 Jan 1944
Commissioned22 Feb 1944Oblt. Otto Bitter
22 Feb 1944 - 16 Jul 1944  Oblt. Otto Bitter
17 Jul 1944 - 14 May 1945  Kptlt. G√ľnter Strauch
1 patrol
22 Feb 1944-1 Apr 1945  31. Flottille (training)
1 Apr 1945-8 May 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Surrendered on 14 May 1945 at Loch Eriboll, Scotland.

Later transferred to Lisahally.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 7 Jan, 1946 in position 55.37N, 07.49,1W by gunfire from the Polish destroyer ORP Garland.

Final location

View the 1 war patrol

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat

This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in April 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-1010 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

Coat of Arms of Hamburg


Media links

The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris
($ 58.77)

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

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