List of all U-boats

U-1194

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down29 Dec 1942 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1564)
Launched5 Aug 1943
Commissioned21 Oct 1943Ltnt. Gerhard Nolte
Commanders
21 Oct 1943 - 11 Oct 1944  Oblt. Gerhard Nolte
12 Oct 1944 - 19 Nov 1944   Karl-Heinz Laudahn
20 Nov 1944 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. Herbert Zeissler
Career
No patrols
21 Oct 1943-28 Feb 1945  22. Flottille (school boat)
1 Mar 1945-8 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Cuxhaven, Germany (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Transferred from Wilhelmshaven to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 23 June 1945.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 22 December, 1945 at 55.59N x 09.55W by naval gunfire.

Final location

Blue marker shows final fate during Operation Deadlight. Orange marker shows German surrender.

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-1194 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


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

Wynn, Kenneth