|Ordered||7 Dec 1940|
|Laid down||25 Nov 1941||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 660)|
|Launched||10 Sep 1942|
|Commissioned||24 Oct 1942||Kptlt. Paul Siegmann|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 2,868 GRT|
3 warships sunk, total tonnage 3,585 tons
Ran aground on 21 August 1944 in the Mediterranean Sea on the Saint-Mandrier peninsula off Toulon in position 43.04N, 05.54E and was blown up to prevent capture. 50 survivors (no casualties).
Parts of the wreck of U-230 were scrapped in 1945 and the rest broken up in 1953.
Attacks on this boat and other events
6 May 1943
Despite being repeatedly attacked by aircraft while shadowing convoy SL 128 west of Porto, Portugal, U-230 nonetheless managed to maintain contact without suffering serious damage. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 297)
12 May 1943
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:British Swordfish (RAF Sqdn 811).
In the vicinity of convoy HX 237.
2 recorded attacks 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-230 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
The Laughing Sawfish - 9th Flotilla