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Ordered4 Jan 1943
Laid down30 Oct 1943 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 256)
Launched2 Jan 1945
Commissioned8 Feb 1945Oblt. Werner Klug
8 Feb 1945 - 5 May 1945  Oblt. Werner Klug
No patrols
8 Feb 1945-15 Feb 1945  8. Flottille (training)
16 Feb 1945-5 May 1945  5. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Surrendered on 5 May 1945 at Cuxhaven, Germany along with all boats stationed there. Its crew abandoned the boat according to orders.

U-1406 and U-1407 were scuttled by Oblt. Gerhard Grumpelt without permission on 7 May. Read our article U—1406 and U—1407. Were they Scuttled or did they Surrender?.

Later raised and transported to the USA on the deck of the US transport vessel Shoemaker on 15 Sept 1945. She was used for trials by the US Navy and broken up in New York harbor sometime after 18 May 1948 (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

(Derek Waller, October 2010).

Post war information (see more post-war boats):
Later raised and transported to the USA on the deck of the US transport vessel Shoemaker arriving at Portsmouth Navy Yard, NH on 11 Oct 1945. Never repaired or put into service by the US Navy. Sold for scrap in New York in May 48 to Interstate Metals Corp and broken up.

Final location

Previously recorded fate

  • Scuttled on 7 May 1945 at Cuxhaven. (Dr. Axel Niestlé)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1406 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.

The Running Devil - U-552

Media links

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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

Wynn, Kenneth

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