|Ordered||14 Oct 1941|
|Laid down||14 Apr 1943||Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 395)|
|Launched||20 Dec 1943|
|Commissioned||8 Mar 1944||Kapt. z. S. Kurt Dobratz (Knights Cross)|
|Successes||3 ships sunk, total tonnage 17,355 GRT|
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 2,373 GRT
1 ship a total loss, total tonnage 7,176 GRT
Taken out of service at Wesermünde, Germany in April 1945.
Attacks on this boat
14 Jan 1945
After sinking 3 ships from convoy BX 141 (Boston-Halifax) just off Halifax, Nova Scotia, U-1232 was counterattacked by the escorts. The Canadian frigate HMCS Ettrick rammed the boat, causing extensive damage to the tower, periscopes and radio mast. The boat was then depth charged heavily but managed to slip away. The damage forced curtailment of the patrol and return to base, arriving at Marviken, Norway, on Feb 14. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 649)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1232 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.