|Ordered||25 Aug 1941|
|Laid down||12 Aug 1942||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 696)|
|Launched||8 May 1943|
|Commissioned||19 Jun 1943||Oblt. Karl Albrecht|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
The boat left Bergen, Norway on 3 January 1944 with 39 torpedoes to supply the Monsun boats in the far east. The boat did better than U-1059 and made it to Penang on April 19, 1944. The boat unloaded the torpedoes and left Penang for Europe on 15 July 1944 but was intercepted by an escort carrier group in the central Atlantic on 30 September where the destroyer escort USS Fessenden sank her with depth charges. 55 dead (all hands lost).
Attacks on this boat and other events
21 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)
11.30 hrs, south of Egersund, Norway: the boat was attacked by eight Beaufighters while en route to Bergen escorted by the German minesweeper M-403. Four Beaufighters of 144 Sqdn RAF carried torpedoes and four from 404 Sqdn RCAF acted as flak suppressors. U-1062 was slightly damaged by strafing but the torpedoes missed. Flak from both vessels brought down two Beaufighters, killing all four aircrew.(Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)
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 U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1062 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 each one below.
Turtle with torpedo