|Ordered||25 Aug 1941|
|Laid down||28 Dec 1942||Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 388)|
|Launched||21 Jul 1943|
|Commissioned||10 Nov 1943||Oblt. Ernst Sauerberg|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk 24 June 1944 north-west of Bergen, in position 63.00N, 00.50W, by depth charges from a Canadian Catalina aircraft (RCAF-Sqdn 162/P). 56 dead (all hands lost).
Attacks on this boat and other events
24 Jun 1944
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:Canadian Catalina (Canso) flying boat (162 Sqn RCAF/P)
Early evening, 120 miles (193 km) N of the Shetland Isles: the Canso, operating from RAF Wick, Nth Scotland sighted and sank the U-boat with four depth charges despite the starboard wing being set on fire by heavy and accurate flak, and the engine subsequently falling off. The pilot managed to land the crippled aircraft, and the entire crew of eight escaped, but were forced to take turns using only one dinghy. There were five survivors when they were rescued 21 hours later. The captain of the Canso, Flight Lieutenant D.E. Hornell, was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross for his conduct during the attack and afterwards while awaiting rescue in the dinghy.
1 recorded attack on this boat.
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in April 1944.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1225 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 Rising Sun - U-1225
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