|Ordered||4 Jan 1943|
|Laid down||13 Nov 1943||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 257)|
|Commissioned||13 Mar 1945||Oblt. Horst Heitz|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
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).
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.
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.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat! See the emblem page for this boat or view each one below.