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U 1023

U 1023
Type VII C/41
Laid down 20 May 1943 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg
Commissioned 15 June 1944 Oblt. Wolfgang Strenger
Commanders 06.44 - 03.45
03.45 - 05.45
Oblt. Wolfgang Strenger
Kptlt. Heinrich-Andreas Schroeteler (Knights Cross)

Career

June 1944 - February 1945 31 U-Flottille (Hamburg) training
March 1945 - May 1945 11 U-Flottille (Bergen)

Patrol 1 20 February 1945. Left Kiel and arrived at Horten on 23 February 1945.

Patrol 2 2 March 1945. Left Horten and arrived at Bergen on 9 March 1945.

Patrol 3 25 March 1945. Left for British coastal waters. From mid-April U 1023 operated in the Irish Sea and on the 19th she made an unsuccessful attack on a convoy just south of Ireland. When the U-boat war ended on 4 May 1945, U 1023 was in the Irish Sea. In accordance with instructions received, U 1023 headed for Weymouth. En route, she torpedoed and sank the Norwegian minesweeper NYMS 382 on the evening of May 7 ESE of Torbay. She put in to Weymouth and surrendered on 10 May 1945.

U 1023 was one of 116 boats disposed of by the Royal Navy in Operation Deadlight. In January 1946 she was towed from Lisahally by the tug HMS Saucy. U 1023 foundered under tow on 9 January north west of Malin Head. She had been used by the Royal Navy for tests as submarine N 83. Operation Deadlight. In January 1946 she was towed from Lisahally by the tug HMS Saucy. U 1023 foundered under tow on 9 January north west of Malin Head. She had been used by the Royal Navy for tests as submarine N 83.

 

 

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