|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 11 Nov, 1944 south of Ireland, in position 50.24N, 09.10W, by depth charges from the British corvettes British corvettes HMS Pevensey Castle, HMS Launceston Castle, HMS Portchester Castle and HMS Kenilworth Castle. 53 dead (all hands lost).
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.