|Ordered||14 Oct 1941|
|Laid down||2 Mar 1943||Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 392)|
|Launched||22 Oct 1943|
|Commissioned||13 Jan 1944||Kptlt. Armin Zinke|
|Successes||No 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.
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.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.