|Ordered||25 Aug 1941|
|Laid down||8 Feb 1943||F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1566)|
|Launched||2 Sep 1943|
|Commissioned||18 Nov 1943||Ltnt. Wilhelm Brand|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Scuttled on 2 May 1945 at Travemünde. Wreck broken up.
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.
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.