|Ordered||14 Oct 1941|
|Laid down||28 Apr 1943||F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1572)|
|Launched||11 Nov 1943|
|Commissioned||27 Jan 1944||Kptlt. Rolf Thomsen (Oak Leaves)|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 7,176 GRT|
Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Bergen, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).
Transferred to Norway in October 1948.
Became the Norwegian submarine KNM Kinn on 1 July, 1951. Stricken 1 June, 1961. Transferred to Hamburg and broken up in 1963.
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. This boat may have been moved to Britain later than June 1945 and then back to Norway in 1948.
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.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat! See the emblem page for this boat or view each one below.