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Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down4 Nov 1942 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1561)
Launched6 Jul 1943
Commissioned9 Sep 1943Oblt. Peter Grau
9 Sep 1943 - 3 Jul 1944  Oblt. Peter Grau
1 patrol
9 Sep 1943-30 Apr 1944  8. Flottille (training)
1 May 1944-3 Jul 1944  7. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo 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).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

The wreck of U-1191 was located in 1995.

Previously recorded fate

  • Sunk on 25 June 1944 by the British frigates HMS Affleck and HMS Balfour in position 50.03N, 02.59W. (Postwar assessment)
    Notes. This attack was in fact against the wreck of U-269 sunk in almost the same position only hours earlier.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat

This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in April 1944.

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-1191 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

Media links

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

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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