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Ordered30 Oct 1939
Laid down28 Jan 1941 Danziger Werft AG, Danzig (werk 112)
Launched15 Nov 1941
Commissioned18 Mar 1942Oblt. Gerhard Litterscheid
18 Mar 1942 - 19 Oct 1942  Oblt. Gerhard Litterscheid
20 Oct 1942 - 13 Nov 1942  Kptlt. Johann Spindlegger
2 patrols
18 Mar 1942-31 Aug 1942  8. Flottille (training)
1 Sep 1942-13 Nov 1942  6. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 13 November 1942 in the North Atlantic west of Gibraltar, in position 36.00N, 09.35W, by four depth charges from a British Hudson aircraft (500 Sqn RAF/D). 46 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB, June 1988).

Loss position

View the 2 war patrols

Previously recorded fate

  • Sunk by the British destroyer HMS Wrestler on 15 Nov, 1942 in position 36.09N, 07.42. (Postwar assessment)
    Notes. This attack boat actually destroyed the U-98.

Wolfpack operations

U-411 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Vorw√§rts (25 Aug 1942 - 18 Sep 1942)
   Westwall (8 Nov 1942 - 9 Nov 1942)
   Schlagetot (9 Nov 1942 - 13 Nov 1942)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-411 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

The Berlin Bear (Coat of Arms)

Media links

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay