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German submarine U-1060

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Career
Name: U-1060
Ordered: 25 August 1941
Builder: Friedrich Krupp 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
Type: Type VIIF submarine
Displacement: 1,084 long tons (1,101 t) surfaced
1,181 long tons (1,200 t) submerged
Length: 77.6 m (254 ft 7 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: 4.9 m (16 ft 1 in)
Propulsion: 2 × supercharged Germaniawerft, 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: 285
Speed: 17.6 knots (20.3 mph; 32.6 km/h) surfaced
Range: 27,195 km (14,684 nmi) surfaced
140 km (76 nmi) submerged
Test depth: 200 m (660 ft)
Calculated crush depth: 220–240 m (720–790 ft)
Complement: 46-52 officers & ratings
Armament: • 5 × 533 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes (4 bow, 1 stern)
• 14 × torpedoes or 39 in transport role
• 1 × 3.7 cm Flak (1,195 rounds)
• 2 × C30 20 mm guns (4,380 rounds)

German submarine U-1060 was a Type VIIF submarine of the German Kriegsmarine during World War II.

Commissioned on 15 May 1943, U-1060 was one of four Type VIIF torpedo transport submarines, which could carry 39 torpedoes, and were used to re-supply other U-boats at sea. U-1060 served from 15 May 1943 to 27 October 1944 with 55th 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,[1] 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.[2]

References

  • Bishop, C. Kriegsmarine U-Boats, 1939-45. Amber Books, 2006.


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


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