List of all U-boats

U-1225

Type

IXC/40

 
Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down28 Dec 1942 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 388)
Launched21 Jul 1943
Commissioned10 Nov 1943Oblt. Ernst Sauerberg
Commanders
10 Nov 1943 - 24 Jun 1944  Oblt. Ernst Sauerberg
15 May 1944 - 12 Jun 1944  Oblt. Ekkehard Scherraus
Career
1 patrol
10 Nov 1943-31 May 1944  31. Flottille (training)
1 Jun 1944-24 Jun 1944  2. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 24 June, 1944 north-west of Bergen, in position 63.00N, 00.50W, by depth charges from a Canadian Catalina aircraft (RCAF-Sqdn 162/P). 56 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Attacks on this boat and other events

24 Jun 1944
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:Canadian Catalina (Sqdn 162/P)

U-boat sunk. 5 of 8 air crew rescued. The captain of the Canso, Flight Lieutenant D.E. Hornell, was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his conduct during the attack and afterwards while awaiting rescue in the dinghy.

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in April 1944. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1225 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.


The Rising Sun - U-1225

Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel