|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||8 Feb 1943||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 685)|
|Launched||3 Feb 1944|
|Commissioned||4 Mar 1944||Oblt. Heinrich von Holleben|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 1,152 GRT|
1 warship a total loss, total tonnage 1,300 tons
Sunk on 26 January 1945 in the Irish Sea south of the Isle of Man, in position 53.39N, 05.23W, by ramming and depth charges from the British frigates HMS Aylmer, HMS Calder, HMS Bentinck and HMS Manners. 47 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB, April 1984).
After U-1051 torpedoed HMS Manners, she was located by HMS Bentinck and attacked with depth charges, soon thereafter joined by HMS Aylmer and HMS Calder. The boat was forced to surface, came under fire by the frigates and sank after being rammed by HMS Aylmer.
Previously recorded fate
- Sunk by the British frigates HMS Tyler, Keats and Bligh on 27 Jan, 1945 in St George´s Channel, in position 52.24N, 05.42W. (Postwar assessment)
Notes. This attack was actually responsible for the loss of U-1172.
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in March 1944.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1051 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 emblems individually below.
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