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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

Decommissioned on 29 September 1944 at Königsberg, after being badly damaged in the Baltic Sea off Pillau by a air-laid mine in the British minefield Tangerine on 31 August 1944.

Cannibalized for spare parts at Schichau-Werft in Königsberg after 1 October 1944. Hulk towed to Neustadt on 25 January 1945, but stranded off Rixhöft, in position 50.40N, 18.20E, on 28 January and was blown up in March 1945. Wreck broken up.

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