U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-1225

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
20 Jun 1944Kristiansand24 Jun 1944Lost5 days


Officers *

Oblt. Ernst Sauerberg

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-1225

We have daily positions for all 5 days on this patrol.

Departure from Kristiansand on 20 Jun 1944.
21 Jun 1944 - 22 Jun 1944 - 23 Jun 1944 -
Sunk on 24 Jun 1944.

Ships hit by U-1225 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-1225 during this patrol

24 Jun 1944
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:
Canadian Catalina (Canso) flying boat (162 Sqn RCAF/P)

Early evening, 120 miles (193 km) N of the Shetland Isles: the Canso, operating from RAF Wick, Nth Scotland sighted and sank the U-boat with four depth charges despite the starboard wing being set on fire by heavy and accurate flak, and the engine subsequently falling off. The pilot managed to land the crippled aircraft, and the entire crew of eight escaped, but were forced to take turns using only one dinghy. There were five survivors when they were rescued 21 hours later. The captain of the Canso, Flight Lieutenant D.E. Hornell, was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross for his conduct during the attack and afterwards while awaiting rescue in the dinghy.

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