List of all U-boats

U-1203

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered14 Oct 1941
Laid down15 May 1943 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1573)
Launched9 Dec 1943
Commissioned10 Feb 1944Oblt. Erich Steinbrink
Commanders
10 Feb 1944 - 16 Jul 1944  Oblt. Erich Steinbrink
17 Jul 1944 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. Sigurd Seeger
Career
1 patrol
10 Feb 1944-30 Nov 1944  8. Flottille (training)
1 Dec 1944-8 May 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 580 GRT
Fate

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

Transferred from Trondheim to Loch Ryan(?) on 29 May, 1945 for Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 8 Dec, 1945 in position 55.50N, 10.05W.

Final location

Blue marker shows final fate during Operation Deadlight. Orange marker shows German surrender.

See the 1 ships hit by U-1203 - View the 1 war patrol

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in January 1945 but it was of course installed prior to that date. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from the boat

29 May 1944
During the Baltic exercises the boat lost one man after crash diving north of Danzig. [Maschinengefreiter Johann Igel]

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -

U-boat Emblems

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


Eagle and Snake

Media links


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


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


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris