U 1052

Ireland,Europe

U 1052 was a type VIIC laid down at Krupp Germaniawerft AG in Kiel in February 1943, and was launched in December that same year. She was commissioned in January 1944 and sent to 5. Unterseeboot Flotille for sea trials. Half a year later she was transferred to U-Abwehrschule under command of Oberleutnant zur see Günther Scholz. She didn't participate in any was patrols, and was extensively used as a school boat. The only ship that was "sunk" by U 1052 was the Norwegian steamer Saude which she collided with in November 1944. When the German surrendered in May 1945, she laid in Bergen in Norway and was taken over by the Allies. She was sailed over to Loch Ryan and was deliberately sunk by Royal Navy airplanes 9. December 1945 under Operation Deadlight. Several of the 116 German uboats sunk under Operation Deadlight has been located, and the wreck U 1052 rest today northwest of An Fal Carrach.


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U 1052

224,1 x 35,2 x 13,5 f
     
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769 displ ( surfaced ) Kiel ( D ) 1943 ( UK )

55°50 ′N 10°05′ W
( Source: Wikipedia )

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Last updated: December 2020