German submarine U-1061

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Career (Nazi Germany)
Name: U-1061
Ordered: 25 August 1941
Builder: Germaniawerft, Kiel
Yard number: 695
Laid down: 21 August 1942
Launched: 22 April 1943
Commissioned: 25 August 1943
Fate: Surrendered, May 1945
General characteristics
Class and type: Type VIIF submarine[1]
Displacement: 1,084 tonnes (1,067 long tons) surfaced
1,181 t (1,162 long tons) submerged
Length: 77.63 m (254 ft 8 in) o/a
60.4 m (198 ft 2 in) pressure hull
Beam: 7.3 m (23 ft 11 in) o/a
4.7 m (15 ft 5 in) pressure hull
Draft: 4.91 m (16 ft 1 in)
Propulsion: 2 × supercharged GW 6-cylinder, 4-stroke F46 diesel engines totalling 2,800–3,200 bhp (2,100–2,400 kW). Max rpm: 470-490
2 × AEG GU 460/8-276 electric motors, totalling 750 shp (560 kW) Max rpm: 295
Speed: 17.6 knots (32.6 km/h; 20.3 mph) surfaced
Range: 14,700 nmi (27,200 km; 16,900 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph) surfaced
130 nmi (240 km; 150 mi) at 2 knots (3.7 km/h; 2.3 mph) submerged
Test depth: 200 m (660 ft)
Calculated crush depth: 220–240 m (720–790 ft)
Crew: 4 officers, 42 enlisted
Armament:
Service record
Part of: 5th U-boat Flotilla
(25 August–31 December 1943; 1 March–30 April 1944; 1 November 1944–8 May 1945 )
12th U-boat Flotilla
(1 January–1 March 1944; 1 May–31 October 1944)
Commanders: Oblt.z.S. Otto Hinrichs
(25 August 1943–19 March 1945)
Oblt.z.S. Walter Jäger
(20 March 1945–8 May 1945)
Operations: 1st patrol: 22 February–14 March 1944
2nd patrol: 6 April–24 May 1944
3rd patrol: 27 May–17 June 1944
4th patrol: 1 July–23 July 1944
5th patrol: 17 October–3 November 1944
Victories: None

German submarine U-1061 was a Type VIIF submarine of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II.

Commissioned on 25 August 1943, U-1061 was one of four Type VIIF torpedo transport submarines, which could carry 40 torpedoes,[1] and were used to re-supply other U-boats at sea. U-1061 first served with 5th U-boat Flotilla for training, and later served with 12th U-boat Flotilla.

U-1061 completed five torpedo transport patrols[2] before she surrendered at Bergen, Norway in May 1945, and was later transported to Scotland for "Operation Deadlight" in which she was sunk on 1 December 1945 by naval gunfire.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gröner, p. 104.
  2. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "War Patrols by German U-boat U-1061". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 2009-11-30. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Busch, Rainer; Röll, Hans-Joachim (1999). Deutsche U-Boot-Verluste von September 1939 bis Mai 1945. Der U-Boot-Krieg (in German) IV (Hamburg, Berlin, Bonn: Mittler). ISBN 3-8132-0514-2. 
  • Bishop, Chris (2006). Kriegsmarine U-Boats, 1939-45. London: Amber Books. ISBN 978-1-904687-96-2. 
  • Gröner, Erich (1985). U-Boote, Hilfskreuzer, Minenschiffe, Netzleger, Sperrbrecher. Die deutschen Kriegsschiffe 1815-1945 (in German) III (Koblenz: Bernard & Graefe). ISBN 3-7637-4802-4.