List of all U-boats

U-1224

Type

IXC/40

 
Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down30 Nov 1942 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 387)
Launched7 Jul 1943
Commissioned20 Oct 1943Kptlt. Georg Preuss
Commanders
20 Oct 1943 - 15 Feb 1944  Kptlt. Georg Preuss
Career
No patrols
20 Oct 1943-15 Feb 1944  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Served as RO 501 in Japanese service from 15 Feb, 1944. Sunk 13 May, 1944 in the mid-Atlantic north-west of Cape Verde Islands, in position 18.08N, 33.13W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escort USS Francis M. Robinson.

Loss position

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1224 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Rising sun and Kriegsmarine flag

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel