List of all U-boats

U-1232

Type

IXC/40

 
Ordered14 Oct 1941
Laid down14 Apr 1943 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 395)
Launched20 Dec 1943
Commissioned8 Mar 1944Kapt. z. S. Kurt Dobratz (Knights Cross)
Commanders
8 Mar 1944 - 31 Mar 1945  Kpt. Kurt Dobratz (Knights Cross)
1 Apr 1945 - 27 Apr 1945  Oblt. Götz Roth
Career
1 patrol
8 Mar 1944-31 Oct 1944  31. Flottille (training)
1 Nov 1944-8 May 1945  33. Flottille (active service)
Successes3 ships sunk, total tonnage 17,355 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 2,373 GRT
1 ship a total loss, total tonnage 7,176 GRT
Fate

Taken out of service at Wesermünde, Germany in April 1945.

See the 5 ships hit by U-1232 - View the 1 war patrol

U-1232 was captured by the British at Wesermünde in May 1945. The boat foundered and sank on 4 March, 1946 in position 54.11,2N, 07.24,7E while in tow for the scuttling grounds.

Attacks on this boat and other events

14 Jan 1945
After sinking 3 ships from convoy BX 141 (Boston-Halifax) just off Halifax, Nova Scotia, U-1232 was counterattacked by the escorts. The Canadian frigate HMCS Ettrick rammed the boat, causing extensive damage to the tower, periscopes and radio mast. The boat was then depth charged heavily but managed to slip away. The damage forced curtailment of the patrol and return to base, arriving at Marviken, Norway, on Feb 14. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 649)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1232 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Halifax

Leaping Tiger

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