|Ordered||25 Aug 1941|
|Laid down||4 Nov 1942||F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1561)|
|Launched||6 Jul 1943|
|Commissioned||9 Sep 1943||Oblt. Peter Grau|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 3 July 1944 in the English Channel south-west of Brighton, in position 50.09N, 00.15W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Onslaught and HMS Oribi, the British escort destroyers HMS Brissenden, HMS Wensleydale, HMS Talybont and the British frigate HMS Seymour. 50 dead (all hands lost).
The wreck of U-1191 was located in 1995.
Previously recorded fate
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in April 1944.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1191 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.