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Ordered14 Oct 1941
Laid down2 Mar 1943 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 392)
Launched22 Oct 1943
Commissioned13 Jan 1944Kptlt. Armin Zinke
13 Jan 1944 - 20 Aug 1944  KrvKpt. Arnim Zinke
1 patrol
13 Jan 1944-31 Jul 1944  31. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1944-20 Aug 1944  10. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk 20 Aug 1944 in the North Atlantic south-east of Newfoundland, in position 42.20N, 51.39W, by depth charges and rockets from 3 Avenger and 2 Wildcat aircraft (VC-42) of the US escort carrier USS Bogue. 18 dead and 41 survivors.

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

General notes on this boat

20 Aug 1944. U-1229 was on a mission to land an agent, Oskar Mantel, in the Gulf of Maine but the boat was sunk on the outbound route. Mantel was among the survivors.

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-1229 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-Boats at War

Showell, Jak P. Mallmann

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel
($ 50.00)

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

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay
($ 31.49)