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Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down25 Nov 1942 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 386)
Launched23 Jun 1943
Commissioned6 Oct 1943Kptlt. Harald Bosüner
6 Oct 1943 - Mar, 1944  Kptlt. Harald Bosüner
Mar, 1944 - 28 Apr 1945  Oblt. Albert Kneip
1 patrol
6 Oct 1943-31 Jul 1944  4. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1944-29 Dec 1944  2. Flottille (active service)
30 Dec 1944-15 Apr 1945  33. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,134 GRT
1 warship a total loss, total tonnage 1,370 tons

Taken out of service on 14 April 1945 and scuttled on 5 May 1945 west of Wesermünde, in position 53.32N, 08.35E.

Final location

See the 2 ships hit by U-1223 - View the 1 war patrol

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1223 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.


Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

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