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Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down8 Feb 1943 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1566)
Launched2 Sep 1943
Commissioned18 Nov 1943Ltnt. Wilhelm Brand
18 Nov 1943 - Feb, 1944  Oblt. (R) Wilhelm Brand
Feb, 1944 - 2 May 1945  Oblt. Rene Ballert
No patrols
18 Nov 1943-28 Feb 1945  21. Flottille (school boat)
1 Mar 1945-2 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Scuttled on 2 May 1945 at Travemünde. Wreck broken up.

Final location

General notes on this boat

11 Oct 1944. A torpedo explosion occurred aboard U-1196 at Königsberg, causing extensive damage that took months to repair. One man was killed and two were wounded.

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-1196 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
($ 50.00)

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

Wynn, Kenneth