List of all U-boats




Ordered14 Oct 1941
Laid down11 May 1943 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 397)
Launched7 Jan 1944
Commissioned19 Apr 1944Kptlt. Helmut Thurmann
19 Apr 1944 - 14 May 1944  Kptlt. Helmut Thurmann
15 May 1944 - 16 Oct 1944   (boat was vacant)
17 Oct 1944 - 5 May 1945  Oblt. Hans-Christian Wrede
No patrols
19 Apr 1944-15 May 1944  31. Flottille (training)
17 Oct 1944-31 Jan 1945  31. Flottille (training)
1 Feb 1945-5 May 1945  4. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Scuttled on 5 May 1945 at Hörup Haff. Broken up. 13 dead and 43 survivors.

Final location

U-1234 sank at 2300hrs on 14 May, 1944 at Gotenhafen, after colliding in fog with the steam tug Anton. She was raised and repaired and placed in service on 17 Oct, 1944.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1234 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.

Clover and Sword

Media links

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

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel