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Ordered7 Dec 1940
Laid down25 Nov 1941 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 660)
Launched10 Sep 1942
Commissioned24 Oct 1942Kptlt. Paul Siegmann
24 Oct 1942 - 11 Aug 1944  Kptlt. Paul Siegmann (German Cross in Gold)
12 Aug 1944 - 21 Aug 1944  Oblt. Heinz-Eugen Eberbach
8 patrols
24 Oct 1942-31 Jan 1943  5. Flottille (training)
1 Feb 1943-30 Nov 1943  9. Flottille (active service)
1 Dec 1943-21 Aug 1944  29. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 2,868 GRT
3 warships sunk, total tonnage 3,585 tons

Ran aground on 21 August 1944 in the Mediterranean Sea on the Saint-Mandrier peninsula off Toulon in position 43.04N, 05.54E and was blown up to prevent capture. 50 survivors (no casualties).

Loss position

See the 4 ships hit by U-230 - View the 8 war patrols

Parts of the wreck of U-230 were scrapped in 1945 and the rest broken up in 1953.

Wolfpack operations

U-230 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Burggraf (24 Feb 1943 - 5 Mar 1943)
   Westmark (6 Mar 1943 - 11 Mar 1943)
   Drossel (29 Apr 1943 - 15 May 1943)

Attacks on this boat and other events

6 May 1943
Despite being repeatedly attacked by aircraft while shadowing convoy SL 128 west of Porto, Portugal, U-230 nonetheless managed to maintain contact without suffering serious damage. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 297)

12 May 1943
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:British Swordfish (RAF Sqdn 811).

In the vicinity of convoy HX 237.

2 recorded attacks 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-230 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 Laughing Sawfish - 9th Flotilla

Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor

Iron Coffins

Werner, Herbert A.

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel