List of all U-boats




Ordered14 Oct 1941
Laid down18 Apr 1943 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1571)
Launched4 Nov 1943
Commissioned13 Jan 1944Oblt. Eberhard Ebert
13 Jan 1944 - 1 Jul 1944  Oblt. Eberhard Ebert
2 Jul 1944 - 13 Oct 1944  Oblt. Kurt Ahlers
14 Oct 1944 - 3 May 1945  Oblt. Reinhold Merkle
No patrols
13 Jan 1944-30 Jun 1944  8. Flottille (training)
1 Jul 1944-28 Feb 1945  21. Flottille (school boat)
1 Mar 1945-3 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Scuttled on 3 May 1945 at Hamburg, after being badly damaged by bombs during US air raid (8th AF) on 11 March 1945. Wreck broken up.

Final location

Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1201 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.

Leaping Boar

Media links

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth