German submarine U-1060

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Career (Nazi Germany)
Name: U-1060
Ordered: 25 August 1941
Builder: Germaniawerft, Kiel
Yard number: 694
Laid down: 7 July 1942
Launched: 8 March 1943
Commissioned: 15 May 1943
Fate: Wrecked, 27 October 1944
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 PS (2,800–3,200 bhp; 2,100–2,400 kW). Max rpm: 470-490
2 × AEG GU 460/8-276 electric motors, totalling 750 PS (740 shp; 550 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: 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
(15 May 1943–27 October 1944)
Commanders: Oblt.z.S. Herbert Brammer
(15 May 1943–27 October 1944)
Operations: 1st patrol: 14 December 1943–7 January 1944
2nd patrol: 18 January–12 February 1944
3rd patrol: 28 March–27 April 1944
4th patrol: 13 May–3 June 1944
5th patrol: 20 June–15 July 1944
6th patrol: 7–27 October 1944
Victories: None

German submarine U-1060 was a Type VIIF submarine of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II.

Commissioned on 15 May 1943, U-1060 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-1060 served from 15 May 1943 to 27 October 1944 with 5th U-boat Flotilla, a training unit.

U-1060 did not conduct any operational patrols, but completed six torpedo transport patrols operating between Kiel and Norway,[2] before she ran aground and was wrecked on 27 October 1944 south of Brønnøysund, after being attacked and damaged by rockets and depth charges from Fireflies and Barracudas from the carrier HMS Implacable, and depth charges dropped by RAF Halifax bombers of 502 Squadron, and Liberators of 311 Squadron. 12 of U-1060‍ '​s crew were killed and 43 survived the attack.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gröner, p. 104.
  2. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "War Patrols by German U-boat U-1060". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 2009-11-30. 
  3. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "The Type VIIF boat U-1060". 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Bishop, Chris (2006). Kriegsmarine U-Boats, 1939-45. London: Amber Books. ISBN 978-1-904687-96-2. 

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Coordinates: 65°24′N 12°0′E / 65.400°N 12.000°E / 65.400; 12.000