|Ordered||7 Dec 1940|
|Laid down||25 Nov 1941||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 660)|
|Launched||10 Sep 1942|
|Commissioned||24 Oct 1942||Kptlt. Paul Siegmann|
|Successes||1 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).
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 (Sqdn 811)
Around 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.
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