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German submarine U-1232
Career
Name: U-1232
Ordered: 14 October 1941
Builder: Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg
Yard number: 395
Laid down: 14 April 1943
Launched: 20 December 1943
Commissioned: 8 March 1944
Fate: Taken out of service, April 1945 at Wesermünde, Germany
Status: Sunk on 4 March 1946
Notes: Foundered and sunk while being towed to scuttling grounds.
General characteristics
Type: Type IXC/40 submarine
Displacement: 1,120 t (1,100 long tons) surfaced
1,232 t (1,213 long tons) submerged
Length: 76.8 m (252 ft 0 in) overall
58.7 m (192 ft 7 in) pressure hull
Beam: 6.9 m (22 ft 8 in) overall
4.4 m (14 ft 5 in) pressure hull
Height: 9.6 m (31 ft 6 in)
Draft: 4.7 m (15 ft 5 in)
Speed: 19 knots (35 km/h) surfaced
7.3 knots (13.5 km/h) submerged
Range: 25,620 nmi (47,450 km) at 10 knots (19 km/h) surfaced
117 nmi (217 km) at 4 kn (7.4 km/h) submerged
Service record
Commanders:

Kapt. z. S. Kurt Dobratz
(8 March 1944-31 March 1945)[1]

Oblt. Götz Roth
(1 April 194-27 April 1945)[1]

U-1232 was a Type IX U-boat of the German Kriegsmarine during World War II. She made one offensive patrol, from November 1944 to February 1945, to North America. On 14 January 1945, the boat torpedoed and sank three ships within 13 minutes near Halifax Harbour off the Atlantic coast of Canada.[2][3] During this action she was damaged so severely that she was forced to return to base. In May 1945 the British military captured U-1232 at Wesermünde, Germany. On 4 March 1946 the boat sank at 54°11′N 07°24′E / 54.183°N 7.4°E / 54.183; 7.4 after she foundered whilst being towed to the scuttling grounds.[1]

See also[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "U-1232". uboats.net. http://www.uboat.net/boats/u1232.htm. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  2. "Athelviking". Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia. http://nswrecks.net/ns-datapages/athelviking-dat.htm. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  3. Rainault, Jared. "S.S. British Freedom". Darryls Diving Services On-Line Magazine. http://www.scubaont.com/magazine/locations/ns/free98.htm. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 

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