|Ordered||5 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||8 Feb 1943||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 686)|
|Launched||16 Dec 1943|
|Commissioned||20 Jan 1944||Oblt. Friedrich Weidner|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Bergen, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).
Transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 30 May 1945.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
General notes on this boat
13 Nov 1944. U-1052 collided with the Saude (352 tons) south of Bergen, Norway. The ship sank when the U-boat suddenly went astern and removed her bows from the huge hole in the Saude's hull, causing her to take on water.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-1052 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.