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Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down14 Nov 1942 Danziger Werft AG, Danzig (werk 134)
Launched29 May 1943
Commissioned15 Sep 1943Oblt. Dietrich Sachse
15 Sep 1943 - 1 Dec 1943  Oblt. Dietrich Sachse
2 Dec 1943 - 8 Jan 1945  Oblt. Erich Krempl
9 Jan 1945 - 31 Mar 1945  Kptlt. Klaus Euler
1 Apr 1945 - 5 May 1945  Kptlt. Hans-Heinrich Ketels
No patrols
15 Sep 1943-31 Jan 1945  24. Flottille (training)
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 with the intention to rename it S 10, but on 10 September 1943 taken over by the Kriegsmarine at Danzig after the Italian surrender and commissioned as U-1162 on 15 September 1943.

Scuttled on 5 May 1945 in Gelting Bay. 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-1162 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.

Black Triangle

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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