|Ordered||14 Oct 1941|
|Laid down||15 Mar 1943||Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 393)|
|Launched||8 Nov 1943|
|Commissioned||26 Jan 1944||Kptlt. Hans Hilbig|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 5,458 GRT|
Surrendered on 5 May 1945 at Heligoland, Germany (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).
Transferred from Wilhelmshaven to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 24 June, 1945 for Operation Deadlight.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
General notes on this boat
29 Nov 1944. German agents landed in America
The boat departed on its only war patrol from Horten, Norway on 8 Oct. 1944. 51 days layer on 29 Nov. the boat landed 2 two German agents at Hancock Point in the Gulf of Maine, USA.
She then resumed her patrol and sank the Canadian steamer Cornwallis (5,458 tons) on 3 Dec. She docked at Kristiansand, Norway on 13 Feb. 1945.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1230 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
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