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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 Aug 1944 in the Mediterranean in the Toulon roadsteads, France, in position 43.07N, 06.00E. Scuttled during the Allied invasion of southern France. 50 survivors (no casualties).

Loss position

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

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