List of all U-boats




Ordered14 Oct 1941
Laid down15 May 1943 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1573)
Launched9 Dec 1943
Commissioned10 Feb 1944Oblt. Erich Steinbrink
10 Feb 1944 - 16 Jul 1944  Oblt. Erich Steinbrink
17 Jul 1944 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. Sigurd Seeger
1 patrol
10 Feb 1944-30 Nov 1944  8. Flottille (training)
1 Dec 1944-8 May 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 580 GRT

Surrendered on 9 May 1945 in the Lofjord near Trondheim, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 29 May 1945.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 8 Dec, 1945 in position 55.50N, 10.05W.

Final location

See the 1 ships hit by U-1203 - View the 1 war patrol

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat

This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in January 1945 but it was of course installed prior to that date.

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

Men lost from the boat

29 May 1944
During exercises in the Baltic the boat one man was lost during a crash dive north of Danzig. [Maschinengefreiter Johann Igel]

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

Eagle and Snake

Media links

The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird

The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris
($ 58.77)

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

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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