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Ordered14 Oct 1941
Laid down4 Feb 1943 Danziger Werft AG, Danzig (werk 138)
Launched28 Aug 1943
Commissioned8 Dec 1943Oblt. Herbert Wagner
8 Dec 1943 - Apr, 1944  Oblt. Herbert Wagner
Apr, 1944 - 28 Aug 1944  Oblt. Sarto Ballert
No patrols
8 Dec 1943-22 Jul 1944  8. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Damaged by a torpedo explosion on 28 July 1944 at Eckernförde. Stricken at Kiel on 28 Aug 1944. Scuttled in May 1945 at Deutsche Werke, Kiel (Dock 2).

Final location

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1166 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

Media links

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel