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U 1019

U 1019
Type VII C/41
Laid down 28 April 1943 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg
Commissioned 4 May 1944 Oblt. Hans Rinck
Commander 05.44 - 05.45 Oblt. Hans Rinck

Career

May 1944 - November 1944 31 U-Flottille (Hamburg) training
December 1944 - May 1945 11 U-Flottille (Bergen)

Patrol 1 22 January 1945. Left Kiel and arrived at Horten on 25 January 1945.

Patrol 2 3 February 1945. Left for British coastal waters. On the 16th U 1019 was attacked west of the North Channel by a Liberator using sonobuoys and FIDO homing torpedoes. The boat managed to escape. During March, U 1019 operated in the southern Irish Sea. On the 12th she reported a large steamer sunk south of Ireland but there is no confirmation of this. She put in to Trondheim on 9 April 1945.

U 1019 was surrendered at Trondheim on 9 May 1945. She left there on the 29th for an assembly area in Britain. She was one of 116 boats disposed of by the Royal Navy in Operation Deadlight. In early December 1945 the boat was towed from Loch Ryan out through the North Channel by the destroyer HMS Pytchley. U 1019 lost buoyancy and was sunk by gunfire on 7 December 1945 WNW of Malin Head. Operation Deadlight. In early December 1945 the boat was towed from Loch Ryan out through the North Channel by the destroyer HMS Pytchley. U 1019 lost buoyancy and was sunk by gunfire on 7 December 1945 WNW of Malin Head.

 

 

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