List of all U-boats

U-1224

Type

IXC/40

 
Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down30 Nov 1942 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 387)
Launched7 Jul 1943
Commissioned20 Oct 1943Kptlt. Georg Preuss
Commanders
20 Oct 1943 - 15 Feb 1944  Kptlt. Georg Preuss
Career
No patrols
20 Oct 1943-15 Feb 1944  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Served as RO 501 in Japanese service from 15 Feb 1944. Sunk 13 May 1944 in the mid-Atlantic north-west of Cape Verde Islands, in position 18.08N, 33.13W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escort USS Francis M. Robinson.

Loss position

Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1224 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.


Rising sun and Kriegsmarine flag

Media links


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


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

Wynn, Kenneth