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Ordered14 Oct 1941
Laid down2 Mar 1943 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 392)
Launched22 Oct 1943
Commissioned13 Jan 1944Kptlt. Armin Zinke
13 Jan 1944 - 20 Aug 1944  KrvKpt. Arnim Zinke
1 patrol
13 Jan 1944-31 Jul 1944  31. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1944-20 Aug 1944  10. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk 20 Aug 1944 in the North Atlantic south-east of Newfoundland, in position 42.20N, 51.39W, by depth charges and rockets from 3 Avenger and 2 Wildcat aircraft (VC-42) of the US escort carrier USS Bogue. 18 dead and 41 survivors.

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

General notes on this boat

20 Aug 1944. U-1229 was on a mission to land an agent, Oskar Mantel, in the Gulf of Maine but the boat was sunk on the outbound route. Mantel was among the survivors.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1229 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.

Media links

U-Boats at War

Showell, Jak P. Mallmann

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