|Ordered||14 Oct 1941|
|Laid down||5 Dec 1942||Danziger Werft AG, Danzig (werk 135)|
|Launched||12 Jun 1943|
|Commissioned||6 Oct 1943||Oblt. Ernst-Ludwig Balduhn|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 433 GRT|
Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Kristiansand-Süd, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).
Transferred from Kristiansand-Süd, Norway to Loch Ryan on 29 May, 1945 for Operation Deadlight.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Attacks on this boat
2 Aug 1944
U-1163 and U-771 were being transferred from Stavanger to Kristiansand South, and were proceeding on the surface, accompanied by surface escorts. Mosquitoes E/333 and S/333 (HR126) made the attack. Mosquito S crashed into the sea during the attack, with the loss of Fnr. Axel Reidar Eikemo and Kvm. Claus Harr. The attack took place off Egero, Norway. The boats suffered no damage.(Sources: 333 Squadron Operations Record Book)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1163 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.