List of all U-boats

U-1222

Type

IXC/40

 
Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down2 Nov 1942 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 385)
Launched9 Jun 1943
Commissioned1 Sep 1943Kptlt. Heinz Bielfeld
Commanders
1 Sep 1943 - 11 Jul 1944  Kptlt. Heinz Bielfeld
Career
1 patrol
1 Sep 1943-29 Feb 1944  4. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1944-11 Jul 1944  10. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 11 July, 1944 in the Bay of Biscay west of La Rochelle, in position 46.31N, 05.29W, by depth charges from a British Sunderland aircraft (Sqdn 201/P). 56 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1222 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.


Sailing Ship

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