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Ordered2 Apr 1942
Laid down16 Mar 1943 Danziger Werft AG, Danzig (werk 140)
Launched2 Oct 1943
Commissioned19 Jan 1944Oblt. Martin Grasse
19 Jan 1944 - Jul, 1944  Oblt. (R) Martin Grasse
Jul, 1944 - 4 May 1945  Kptlt. Hans Umlauf
No patrols
19 Jan 1944-7 Feb 1945  8. Flottille (training)
8 Feb 1945-4 May 1945  5. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Scuttled on 4 May 1945 off Holnis in the Flensburg Fjord, in position 54.53N, 09.37,5E, after running aground. 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-1168 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

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