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Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down13 Mar 1943 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1567)
Launched30 Sep 1943
Commissioned2 Dec 1943Ltnt. Heinz Baum
2 Dec 1943 - 19 Mar 1944  Oblt. (R) Heinz Baum
20 Mar 1944 - 25 Apr 1945  Oblt. Kurt Lau
No patrols
2 Dec 1943-28 Feb 1945  21. Flottille (school boat)
1 Mar 1945-25 Apr 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Decommissioned on 25 April 1945 at Wesermünde, after being badly damaged by bombs during US air raid (8th AF) in the Deschimag AG Weser shipyard at Bremen on 30 March 1945.

Captured at Wesermünde by British forces in May 1945.

Post war information (see more post-war boats):
Sunk by US Navy in the North Sea during February 1946.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1197 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

Red Lobster

Media links

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

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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