List of all U-boats




Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down29 Dec 1942 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1564)
Launched5 Aug 1943
Commissioned21 Oct 1943Ltnt. Gerhard Nolte
21 Oct 1943 - 11 Oct 1944  Oblt. Gerhard Nolte
12 Oct 1944 - 19 Nov 1944   Karl-Heinz Laudahn
20 Nov 1944 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. Herbert Zeissler
No patrols
21 Oct 1943-28 Feb 1945  22. Flottille (school boat)
1 Mar 1945-8 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Cuxhaven, Germany (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Transferred from Wilhelmshaven to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 24 June 1945 for Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 22 December, 1945 at 55.59N x 09.55W by naval gunfire.

Final location

Blue marker shows final fate during Operation Deadlight. Orange marker shows German surrender.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1194 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

Media links

The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird

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

Wynn, Kenneth

The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel