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Ordered13 Jun 1942
Laid down30 Apr 1943 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 220)
Launched22 Mar 1944
Commissioned17 May 1944Oblt. Otto Eberlein
17 May 1944 - 9 Jan 1945  Oblt. (R) Otto Eberlein
1 patrol
17 May 1944-13 Nov 1944  31. Flottille (training)
14 Nov 1944-9 Jan 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on or after 9 January 1945 in the North Sea east of Dundee, in position 56.32,7N, 01.18,9W, by a mine in the British minefield SN 17. 52 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, May 2009).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

The wreck of U-1020 was located in September 2007.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat

This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in June 1944.

Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1020 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.

Rampant Wild Boar

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

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