List of all U-boats

U-1200

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered14 Oct 1941
Laid down17 Apr 1943 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1570)
Launched4 Nov 1943
Commissioned5 Jan 1944Oblt. Hinrich Mangels
Commanders
5 Jan 1944 - 12 Nov 1944  Oblt. Hinrich Mangels
Career
1 patrol
5 Jan 1944-31 Aug 1944  8. Flottille (training)
1 Sep 1944-12 Nov 1944  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

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).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

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

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
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. 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-1200 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.


Trident

Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel