List of all U-boats

U-1062

Type

VIIF

 
Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down12 Aug 1942 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 696)
Launched8 May 1943
Commissioned19 Jun 1943Oblt. Karl Albrecht
Commanders
19 Jun 1943 - 30 Sep 1944  Oblt. Karl Albrecht
Career
2 patrols
19 Jun 1943-31 Dec 1943  5. Flottille (training)
1 Jan 1944-30 Sep 1944  12. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk on 30 September 1944 in the Atlantic south-west of the Cape Verde Islands, in position 11.36N, 34.44W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escort USS Fessenden. 55 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 2 war patrols

U-1062 left Bergen, Norway on 3 January 1944 with a cargo of 39 torpedoes to supply the Monsun boats in the Far East. The boat did better than U-1059, made it to Penang on 19 April 1944 and began its return journey to Europe on 15 July 1944.

Attacks on this boat and other events

22 Dec 1943
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down: Canadian Beaufighter LZ452 (RCAF Sqdn 404/H, pilot F/O I. Gillespie, RCAF) Canadian Beaufighter NE323 (RCAF Sqdn 404/F, pilot F/L R. Munro, RCAF)

11.34 hrs, south of Farsund, Norway: the boat was attacked by eight Beaufighters while en route to Bergen escorted by the German minesweeper M-489. Four Beaufighters of 144 Sqdn RAF carried torpedoes and four from 404 Sqdn RCAF acted as flak suppressors. Both vessels were slightly damaged by strafing but all torpedoes missed. Flak brought down two Beaufighters, killing all four aircrew. One crew member aboard the minesweeper and three crew members aboard the U-boat were seriously wounded. Oberfunkmaat Rudolf Polzhuber from U-1062 died shortly before arrving at Egersund.

(Sources: Franks/Zimmerman, KTB MOK Norway)

20 Jun 1944
Shortly after leaving Penang, U-1062 was the target of an unsuccessful torpedo attack by British submarine HMS Storm in the Malacca Strait.

2 recorded attacks on this boat.

Men lost from the boat

22 Dec 1943
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
Canadian Beaufighter LZ452 (RCAF Sqdn 404/H, pilot F/O I. Gillespie, RCAF)
Canadian Beaufighter NE323 (RCAF Sqdn 404/F, pilot F/L R. Munro, RCAF)

11.34 hrs, south of Farsund, Norway: the boat was attacked by eight Beaufighters while en route to Bergen escorted by the German minesweeper M-489. Four Beaufighters of 144 Sqdn RAF carried torpedoes and four from 404 Sqdn RCAF acted as flak suppressors. Both vessels were slightly damaged by strafing but all torpedoes missed. Flak brought down two Beaufighters, killing all four aircrew. One crew member aboard the minesweeper and three crew members aboard the U-boat were seriously wounded. Oberfunkmaat Rudolf Polzhuber from U-1062 died shortly before arrving at Egersund.

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

U-boat Emblems

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Turtle with Torpedo

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