List of all U-boats

U-1052

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered5 Jun 1941
Laid down8 Feb 1943 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 686)
Launched16 Dec 1943
Commissioned20 Jan 1944Oblt. Friedrich Weidner
Commanders
20 Jan 1944 - 4 Jul 1944  Oblt. Friedrich Weidner
5 Jul 1944 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. Günther Scholz
Career
No patrols
20 Jan 1944-4 Jul 1944  5. Flottille (training)
5 Jul 1944-8 May 1945  U-Abwehrschule (school boat)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Bergen, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 30 May 1945.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 9 Dec, 1945 at 55.50N, 10.05W, by aircraft of the 816 Squadron of the Royal Navy.

Final location

General notes on this boat

13 Nov 1944. U-1052 collided with the Saude (352 tons) south of Bergen, Norway. The ship sank when the U-boat suddenly went astern and removed her bows from the huge hole in the Saude's hull, causing her to take on water.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1052 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


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

Wynn, Kenneth


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris


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