List of all U-boats

U-1202

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered14 Oct 1941
Laid down28 Apr 1943 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1572)
Launched11 Nov 1943
Commissioned27 Jan 1944Kptlt. Rolf Thomsen (Oak Leaves)
Commanders
27 Jan 1944 - 9 May 1945  Kptlt. Rolf Thomsen (Knights Cross)
Career
2 patrols
27 Jan 1944-31 Aug 1944  8. Flottille (training)
1 Sep 1944-8 May 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 7,176 GRT
Fate

Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Bergen, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Post war information (see more post-war boats):
Unseaworthy. Not transferred to UK. Taken over by Norway. Became the Norwegian submarine KNM Kinn on 1 July 1951. Stricken 1 June, 1961. Transferred to Hamburg and broken up in 1963.

Final location

Blue marker shows the final fate of the boat after the war. Orange marker shows German surrender. Map is click-able and zoom-able.

See the 1 ships hit by U-1202 - View the 2 war patrols

General notes on this boat

This was one of 3 boats that did not leave Norway for Britain after the war as she was not seaworthy. The other boats were U-324 and U-926.

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-1202 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.


Emblem of Kampfgeschwader 257 (Lions)

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