List of all U-boats

U-1061

Type

VIIF

 
Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down21 Aug 1942 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 695)
Launched22 Apr 1943
Commissioned25 Aug 1943Oblt. Otto Hinrichs
Commanders
25 Aug 1943 - 19 Mar 1945  Oblt. Otto Hinrichs
20 Mar 1945 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. Walter Jäger
Career
5 patrols
25 Aug 1943-31 Dec 1943  5. Flottille (training)
1 Jan 1944-1 Mar 1944  12. Flottille (active service)
1 Mar 1944-30 Apr 1944  5. Flottille (training)
1 May 1944-31 Oct 1944  12. Flottille (active service)
1 Nov 1944-8 May 1945  5. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Bergen, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland later in May 1945. Boat ended up in Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 1 December, 1945 at 56.10N x 10.05W by naval gunfire.

Final location

Blue marker shows final fate during Operation Deadlight. Orange marker shows German surrender.

View the 5 war patrols

Attacks on this boat and other events

30 Oct 1944
The boat was severely damaged by depth charges from a British B-24 (Sqdn 224, pilot W. S. Blackden) and a Canadian Wellington aircraft (Sqdn 407, pilot J. E. Neelin). The boat was able to escape to Maloy to be repaired. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 601)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Men lost from the boat

11 Apr 1944
On the U-1061 a lookout broke his leg during heavy weather.

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -


Media links


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


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


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris