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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, 09.53W by 4 depth charges from a British Hudson aircraft (Sqn 500/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