|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.
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.