List of all U-boats

U-225

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down3 Sep 1941 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 655)
Launched28 May 1942
Commissioned11 Jul 1942Oblt. Wolfgang Leimkühler
Commanders
11 Jul 1942 - 22 Feb 1943  Oblt. Wolfgang Leimkühler
Career
2 patrols
11 Jul 1942-31 Dec 1942  5. Flottille (training)
1 Jan 1943-22 Feb 1943  1. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 5,273 GRT
4 ships damaged, total tonnage 24,672 GRT
Fate

Sunk on 22 Feb 1943 in the North Atlantic, in position 48.37N, 30.35W, by depth charges from the British corvette HMS Dianthus (Lt. N. E. Israel RNR). 46 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, December 2009).

Loss position

See the 5 ships hit by U-225 - View the 2 war patrols

Previously recorded fate

  • Sunk 15 Feb, 1943 in the North Atlantic, in position 55.45N, 31.09W, by depth charges from a British B-24 Liberator aircraft (Sqdn 120/S). (FDS/NHB, May 1987)
    Notes. This attack in fact sank the U-529.
  • Sunk 21 Feb, 1943 in the North Atlantic, in position 51.25N, 27.28W, by depth charges from the US Coast Guard cutter USS John C. Spencer. (FDS/NHB, May 1987)
    Notes. This attack was in fact against U-604 which escaped undamaged.

Wolfpack operations

U-225 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Spitz (22 Dec 1942 - 31 Dec 1942)
   Ritter (11 Feb 1943 - 15 Feb 1943)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-225 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 4 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Crew 37a


White Dog

British Lion

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay