|Ordered||14 Oct 1941|
|Laid down||15 Mar 1943||Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 393)|
|Launched||8 Nov 1943|
|Commissioned||26 Jan 1944||Kptlt. Hans Hilbig|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 5,458 GRT|
Surrendered on 5 May 1945 at Heligoland, Germany (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).
Transferred from Wilhelmshaven to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 24 June 1945 for Operation Deadlight.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
General notes on this boat
29 Nov 1944. German agents landed in America
The boat departed on her only war patrol from Horten, Norway on 8 Oct. 1944. 51 days layer on 29 Nov. the boat landed two German agents at Hancock Point in the Gulf of Maine, USA.
She then resumed her patrol and sank the Canadian steamer Cornwallis (5,458 tons) on 3 Dec. She docked at Kristiansand, Norway on 13 Feb. 1945.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1230 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.
The Olympic Rings - Crew 36