List of all U-boats

U-1407

Type

XVIIB

 
Ordered4 Jan 1943
Laid down13 Nov 1943 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 257)
Launched
Commissioned13 Mar 1945Oblt. Horst Heitz
Commanders
29 Mar 1945 - 5 May 1945  Oblt. Horst Heitz
Career
No patrols
13 Mar 1945-5 May 1945  5. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surrendered on 5 May 1945 at Cuxhaven, Germany along with all boats stationed there. Its crew abandoned the boat according to orders.

U-1406 and U-1407 were scuttled by Oblt. Gerhard Grumpelt without permission on 7 May. Read our article U—1406 and U—1407. Were they Scuttled or did they Surrender? (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

(Derek Waller, October 2010).

Post war information (see more post-war boats):
Later raised and taken as British Prize and later became the British submarine HMS N 25 and then HMS Meteorite 1946 - 1949. The boat was broken up at Barrow in 1949.

Final location

Blue marker shows the final fate of the boat after the war. Orange marker shows German surrender. Map is click-able and zoom-able.

Previously recorded fate

  • Scuttled on 7 May 1945 at Cuxhaven. (Dr. Alex Niestlé)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1407 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Crew XII/39

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


British Warships since 1945

Critchley, Mike