List of all U-boats




Ordered14 Oct 1941
Laid down4 Feb 1943 Danziger Werft AG, Danzig (werk 138)
Launched28 Aug 1943
Commissioned8 Dec 1943Oblt. Herbert Wagner
8 Dec 1943 - Apr, 1944  Oblt. Herbert Wagner
Apr, 1944 - 28 Aug 1944  Oblt. Sarto Ballert
No patrols
8 Dec 1943-28 Aug 1944  8. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Decommissioned on 28 August 1944 at Kiel, after being badly damaged by a torpedo explosion in Eckernförde on 28 July 1944. Hulk used as floating power station.

Scuttled on 3 May 1945 off dry dock No.2 at the Deutsche Werke shipyard in Kiel. Wreck broken up.

Final location

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-1166 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

Media links

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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

Wynn, Kenneth