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Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down27 Oct 1942 Danziger Werft AG, Danzig (werk 133)
Launched8 May 1943
Commissioned25 Aug 1943Oblt. Karl-Heinz Raabe
27 Sep 1943 - 17 Jan 1945  Oblt. Karl-Heinz Raabe
18 Jan 1945 - 5 May 1945  Kptlt. Bruno Schwalbach
No patrols
25 Aug 1943-8 Sep 1943  8. Flottille (training)
27 Sep 1943-31 Jan 1945  24. Flottille (school boat)
1 Feb 1945-28 Feb 1945  18. Flottille (school boat)
1 Mar 1945-5 May 1945  5. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Given to Italy in exchange for transport submarines and renamed S 8. On 10 September 1943 taken over by the Kriegsmarine at Gotenhafen after the Italian surrender and commissioned as U-1161 on 27 September 1943.

Scuttled on 5 May 1945 in Kupfermühlen Bay near Flensburg. Wreck broken up.

Final location

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1161 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

Media links

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

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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