List of all U-boats




Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down4 Nov 1942 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1561)
Launched6 Jul 1943
Commissioned9 Sep 1943Oblt. Peter Grau
9 Sep 1943 - 12 Jun 1944  Oblt. Peter Grau
1 patrol
9 Sep 1943-30 Apr 1944  8. Flottille (training)
1 May 1944-12 Jun 1944  7. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Missing since 12 June 1944 in the English Channel. 50 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB, March 1997).

View the 1 war patrol

Previously recorded fate

  • Sunk on 25 June 1944 by the British frigates HMS Affleck and HMS Balfour in position 50.03N, 02.59W. (Postwar assessment)
    Notes. This attack was in fact against the wreck of U-269 sunk in almost the same position only hours earlier.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in April 1944. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1191 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

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel