|Ordered||14 Oct 1941|
|Laid down||17 Apr 1943||F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1570)|
|Launched||4 Nov 1943|
|Commissioned||5 Jan 1944||Oblt. Hinrich Mangels|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on or about 12 November 1944 in the English Channel south-east of Start Point, in position 50.02,7N, 02.01W, by unknown cause. 53 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, December 2013).
The wreck of U-1200 was found in 1999 and identified. In absence of a known Allied anti-submarine attack in this position there is presently no plausible explanation for its loss.
Previously recorded fate
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in October 1944 but it was of course installed prior to that date.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1200 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.