List of all U-boats




Ordered14 Oct 1941
Laid down26 May 1943 Nordseewerke, Emden (werk 225)
Launched12 Oct 1943
Commissioned8 Jan 1944Kptlt. Hans Bungards
8 Jan 1944 - 2 Jul 1944  Kptlt. Hans Bungards
3 Jul 1944 - 8 Oct 1944  Oblt. Werner Sausmikat
9 Oct 1944 - 24 Nov 1944  Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schmidt
25 Nov 1944 - 25 Feb 1945  Oblt. Jürgen Iversen
26 Feb 1945 - 5 May 1945  Kptlt. Wilhelm Eisele
No patrols
8 Jan 1944-1 Sep 1944  8. Flottille (training)
1 Sep 1944-28 Feb 1945  22. Flottille (school boat)
1 Mar 1945-5 May 1945  31. Flottille (school boat)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Surrendered on 5 May 1945 at Cuxhaven, Germany (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Transferred from Wilhelmshaven to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 23 June 1945.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 30 December, 1945 at 56.03N x 10.05W by naval gunfire.

Final location

Blue marker shows final fate during Operation Deadlight. Orange marker shows German surrender.

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-1103 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

U-boat Decoration and V

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