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Ordered14 Oct 1941
Laid down18 Dec 1942 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 200)
Launched17 Sep 1943
Commissioned4 Nov 1943Oblt. Willi Müller
4 Nov 1943 - 29 Sep 1944  Oblt. Willi Müller
1 patrol
4 Nov 1943-31 Jul 1944  31. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1944-29 Sep 1944  8. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

She was heavily damaged on 31 Aug 1944 in the Baltic Sea off Pillau by a British air-laid mine from the field "Tangerine". On 29 September she was taken out of service at Königsberg. Scrapped during 1944/45.

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in April 1944. 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-1000 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

Media links

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

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel