|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. 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.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.