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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

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

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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