List of all U-boats

U-1221

Type

IXC/40

 
Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down28 Oct 1942 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 384)
Launched26 May 1943
Commissioned11 Aug 1943Oblt. Karl Kölzer
Commanders
11 Aug 1943 - 19 Jan 1944   Karl Kölzer
20 Jan 1944 - 3 Apr 1945  Oblt. Paul Ackermann
Career
1 patrol
11 Aug 1943-30 Jun 1944  4. Flottille (training)
1 Jul 1944-30 Nov 1944  10. Flottille (active service)
1 Dec 1944-3 Apr 1945  33. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk on 3 April, 1945 at Kiel Buoy 'A 7' by bombs from US aircraft (8th USAAF). 7 dead and 11 survivors.

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Men lost from the boat

25 Sep 1944
One man was lost overboard from the boat. It seems that he jumped overboard in the North Atlantic after a punishment for sleeping on the watch. [Matrosengefreiter Emil-Heinz Motyl]

  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.


Cat times 3

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