|Ordered||25 Aug 1941|
|Laid down||7 Jul 1942||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 694)|
|Launched||8 Mar 1943|
|Commissioned||15 May 1943||Oblt. Herbert Brammer|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Grounded on 27 October 1944 in the Norwegian Sea south-west of Bronnoysund on the northern tip of the skerry Fleina in the Vegafjord, in position 65.24,3N, 11.59,5E, after being badly damaged by strafing, rockets and depth charges from 7 Firefly (1771 Sqn FAA) and 13 Barracuda aircraft (828 and 841 Sqn FAA) of the British carrier HMS Implacable. 12 dead and 43 survivors.
U-1060 was later destroyed in further air attacks with rockets and depth charges from two Czechoslovakian Liberator aircraft (311 Sqn RAF/H & Y) on 29 October and bombs from two British Halifax aircraft (502 Sqn RAF/D & T) on 4 November 1944.
Attacks on this boat and other events
27 Oct 1944
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down: Fairey Firefly Mk.I Z1978 (1771 Sqn FAA/4H, pilot SubLt Samuel A.W. Waters) U-1060 was discovered by 4 Firefly aircraft of the British carrier HMS Impacable while under escort by the German minesweeper M-433 in the Vegafjord. Their attack badly damaged the escort while the U-boat managed to shot down on of the attackers (pilot was killed, the navigator taken prisoner). One hour later the vessels were attacked by 13 Barracuda aircraft (828 & 841 Sqn FAA), escorted by 3 Firefly, which sank the minesweeper and forced the U-boat to ground itself on the skerry Fleina.
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1060 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
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