|Ordered||15 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||3 Sep 1941||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 655)|
|Launched||28 May 1942|
|Commissioned||11 Jul 1942||Oblt. Wolfgang Leimkühler|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 5,273 GRT|
4 ships damaged, total tonnage 24,672 GRT
Sunk on 22 February 1943 in the North Atlantic north of the Azores, in position 48.37N, 30.35W, by depth charges from the British corvette HMS Dianthus. 46 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, December 2009).
Previously recorded fate
- Sunk 15 Feb, 1943 in the North Atlantic, in position 55.45N, 31.09W, by depth charges from a British B-24 Liberator aircraft (Sqdn 120/S). (FDS/NHB, May 1987)
Notes. This attack in fact sank the U-529.
- Sunk 21 Feb, 1943 in the North Atlantic, in position 51.25N, 27.28W, by depth charges from the US Coast Guard cutter USS John C. Spencer.
(FDS/NHB, May 1987)
Notes. This attack was in fact against U-604 which escaped undamaged.
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Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-225 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
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