List of all U-boats

U-1407

Type

XVIIB

 
Ordered4 Jan 1943
Laid down13 Nov 1943 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 257)
Launched
Commissioned13 Mar 1945Oblt. Horst Heitz
Commanders
29 Mar 1945 - 5 May 1945  Oblt. Horst Heitz
Career
No patrols
13 Mar 1945-5 May 1945  5. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

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? (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

(Derek Waller, October 2010).

Post war information (see more post-war boats):
Later raised and taken as British Prize and later became the British submarine HMS N 25 and then HMS Meteorite 1946 - 1949. The boat was broken up at Barrow in 1949.

Final location

Previously recorded fate

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

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-1407 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.


Crew XII/39

Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


British Warships since 1945

Critchley, Mike