List of all U-boats

U-1109

Type

VIIC/41

 
Ordered2 Apr 1942
Laid down20 Oct 1943 Nordseewerke, Emden (werk 231)
Launched19 Jun 1944
Commissioned31 Aug 1944Oblt. Hans Julius Hoß
Commanders
31 Aug 1944 - 10 Sep 1944  Oblt. (R) Hans Julius Hoß
10 Sep 1944 - 12 May 1945  Oblt. Friedrich von Riesen
Career
2 patrols
31 Aug 1944-15 Feb 1945  8. Flottille (training)
16 Feb 1945-8 May 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surrendered on 12 May 1945 at Loch Eriboll, Scotland (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Transferred to Lisahally on 31 May 1945.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk 6 Jan, 1946 in position 55.49N, 08.31W by torpedoes from the British submarine HMS Templar.

Final location

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

View the 2 war patrols

General notes on this boat

2 Apr 1945. On 2 April, 1945 U-1109 had to return to base due to technical problems.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in March 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-1109 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris


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(£ 39.99)


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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German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel