List of all U-boats

U-1198

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down13 Mar 1943 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1568)
Launched30 Sep 1943
Commissioned9 Dec 1943 Oblt. Gerhard Peters
Commanders
9 Dec 1943 - 8 May 1945  Oblt. Gerhard Peters
Career
No patrols
9 Dec 1943-28 Feb 1945  21. Flottille (school boat)
1 Mar 1945-8 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surrendered on 8 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 17 Dec, 1945 in position 56.14N, 10.37W.

Final location

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

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus but the date of fitting or sailing date with the equipment is unknown. 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-1198 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