|Ordered||25 Aug 1941|
|Laid down||13 Mar 1943||F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1567)|
|Launched||30 Sep 1943|
|Commissioned||2 Dec 1943||Ltnt. Heinz Baum|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Damaged by bombs at Bremen and stricken at Wesermünde, 25 Apr, 1945. Captured there by British forces.
Sunk by US Navy in the North Sea during February 1946.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1197 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.