List of all U-boats




Ordered4 Jan 1943
Laid down15 Oct 1943 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 255)
Launched1 Dec 1944
Commissioned21 Dec 1944Ltnt. Wilhelm Rex
21 Dec 1944 - 3 May 1945  Oblt. Wilhelm Rex
No patrols
21 Dec 1944-15 Feb 1945  8. Flottille (training)
16 Feb 1945-5 May 1945  5. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Scuttled on 5 May 1945 in Eckernfjörde Bay. Later broken up.

Final location

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-1405 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

Media links

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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

Wynn, Kenneth