German submarine U-1235

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Career (Nazi Germany)
Name: U-1235
Ordered: 14 October 1941
Builder: Deutsche Werft, Hamburg
Yard number: 398
Laid down: 25 May 1943
Launched: 25 January 1944
Commissioned: 17 May 1944
Fate: Sunk, 15 April 1945
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Type IXC/40 submarine
Displacement: 1,144 t (1,126 long tons) surfaced
1,257 t (1,237 long tons) submerged
Length: 76.76 m (251 ft 10 in) o/a
58.75 m (192 ft 9 in) pressure hull
Beam: 6.86 m (22 ft 6 in) o/a 4.44 m (14 ft 7 in) pressure hull
Height: 9.6 m (31 ft 6 in)
Draft: 4.67 m (15 ft 4 in)
Propulsion: 2 × MAN M 9 V 40/46 supercharged 9-cylinder diesel engines, 4,400 PS (4,340 shp; 3,236 kW)
2 × SSW GU 345/34 double-acting electric motors, 1,000 PS (986 shp; 735 kW)
Speed: 19 knots (35 km/h; 22 mph) surfaced
7.3 knots (13.5 km/h; 8.4 mph) submerged
Range: 13,850 nmi (25,650 km; 15,940 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph) surfaced
63 nmi (117 km; 72 mi) at 4 knots (7.4 km/h; 4.6 mph) submerged
Test depth: 230 m (750 ft)
Complement: 4 officers, 44 enlisted
Armament:
Service record[2][3]
Part of: 31st U-boat Flotilla
(17 May–30 November 1944)
33rd U-boat Flotilla
(1 December 1944–15 April 1945)
Commanders: Kptlt. Rolf Bahn
(March–April 1944)
Oblt.z.S. Franz Barsch
(17 May 1944–15 April 1945)
Operations: 1st patrol: 6–19 February 1945
2nd patrol: 19 March –15 April 1945
Victories: None

German submarine U-1235 was a Type IXC/40 U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II. The submarine was laid down on 25 May 1943 at the Deutsche Werft yard at Hamburg, launched on 25 January 1944, and commissioned on 17 May 1944. She served with 31st U-boat Flotilla (31st U-Boat Flotilla), a training unit, and with 33rd U-boat Flotilla from 1 December 1944 to 15 April 1945.

Service history[edit]

The U-boat completed two combat patrols in early 1945, but did not sink any ships.

Fate[edit]

U-1235 was sunk on 15 April 1945 in the North Atlantic by hedgehogs from the destroyer escorts USS Stanton and Frost during Operation Teardrop, at position 42°54′N 30°25′W / 42.900°N 30.417°W / 42.900; -30.417Coordinates: 42°54′N 30°25′W / 42.900°N 30.417°W / 42.900; -30.417.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gröner 1985, pp. 105-7.
  2. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "The Type IXC/40 boat U-1235". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 5 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "War Patrols by German U-boat U-1235 - Boats - uboat.net". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 5 March 2010. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Busch, Rainer; Röll, Hans-Joachim (1999). Deutsche U-Boot-Verluste von September 1939 bis Mai 1945. Der U-Boot-Krieg (in German) IV (Hamburg, Berlin, Bonn: Mittler). ISBN 3-8132-0514-2. 
  • Gröner, Erich (1985). U-Boote, Hilfskreuzer, Minenschiffe, Netzleger, Sperrbrecher. Die deutschen Kriegsschiffe 1815-1945 (in German) III (Koblenz: Bernard & Graefe). ISBN 3-7637-4802-4. 
  • Bishop, Chris (2006). Kriegsmarine U-Boats, 1939-45. London: Amber Books. ISBN 978-1-904687-96-2. 

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