German submarine U-1062

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Career
Name: U-1062
Ordered: 25 August 1941
Builder: Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel
Yard number: 696
Laid down: 12 August 1942
Launched: 8 May 1943
Commissioned: 19 Jun 1943
General characteristics
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 diesels 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 surfaced
130 nmi (240 km; 150 mi) at 2 knots submerged
Test depth: 200 m (660 ft)
Calculated crush depth: 220–240 m (720–790 ft)
Crew: 4 officers, 42 enlisted
Armament: 5 × 53.3 cm (21 in) torpedo tubes (4 bow, 1 stern)
14 × torpedoes or up to 40 in transport role
1 × 3.7 centimetres (1.5 in) SK C/30 anti-aircraft gun (1,195 rounds)
2 × 2 centimetres (0.79 in) Flak anti-aircraft guns (4,380 rounds)
Service record
Part of: 5th U-boat Flotilla
(19 June–31 December 1943)
12th U-boat Flotilla
(1 January–30 September 1944)
Commanders: Oblt.z.S. Karl Albrecht
(19 June 1943–30 September 1944)
Operations: 1st patrol: 18 December 1943–19 April 1944
2nd patrol: 15 July–30 September 1944
Victories: None

German submarine U-1062 was one of a series of four Type VIIF submarine of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II.

Commissioned on 19 June 1943, U-1062 was one of four Type VIIF torpedo transport submarines, which could carry up to 40 torpedoes,[1] and were used to re-supply other U-boats at sea. U-1062 first served with 5th U-boat Flotilla for training and later served with 12th U-boat Flotilla from 1 January to 30 September 1944.

Service history[edit]

U-1062 left Kiel on 18 December 1943, arriving at Bergen on 24 December, where she remained until 3 January 1944, when she sailed for Penang, arriving on 19 April, loaded with spare torpedoes for the Monsun Gruppe. She left Penang on 15 July to return to Germany, but was intercepted on 30 September by a hunter-killer group based around the escort carrier USS Mission Bay (CVE-59) in the Central Atlantic, WSW of the Cape Verde Islands. U-1062 was sunk with all hands at 11°36′N 34°44′W / 11.600°N 34.733°W / 11.600; -34.733 by depth charges from the destroyer escort USS Fessenden (DE-142).[2][3]

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Notes
  1. ^ a b Gröner, p. 104.
  2. ^ "The Type VIIF boat U-1062 - German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net". uboat.net. Retrieved 2009-11-30. 
  3. ^ "USS Fessenden". www.history.navy.mil. Retrieved 2009-11-30. 
Bibliography
  • Bishop, C. Kriegsmarine U-Boats, 1939-45. Amber Books, 2006.
  • Gröner, Erich (1985). "U-Boote, Hilfskreuzer, Minenschiffe, Netzleger, Sperrbrecher". Die deutschen Kriegsschiffe 1815-1945 III (Koblenz: Bernard&Graefe). ISBN 3-7637-4802-4.