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Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down28 Dec 1942 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 388)
Launched21 Jul 1943
Commissioned10 Nov 1943Oblt. Ernst Sauerberg
10 Nov 1943 - 24 Jun 1944  Oblt. Ernst Sauerberg
15 May 1944 - 12 Jun 1944  Oblt. Ekkehard Scherraus
1 patrol
10 Nov 1943-31 May 1944  31. Flottille (training)
1 Jun 1944-24 Jun 1944  2. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk 24 June 1944 north-west of Bergen, in position 63.00N, 00.50W, by depth charges from a Canadian Catalina aircraft (RCAF-Sqdn 162/P). 56 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Attacks on this boat and other events

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.

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat

This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in April 1944.

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-1225 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.

The Rising Sun - U-1225

Media links

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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