List of all U-boats

U-1198

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down13 Mar 1943 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1568)
Launched30 Sep 1943
Commissioned9 Dec 1943 Oblt. Gerhard Peters
Commanders
9 Dec 1943 - 8 May 1945  Oblt. Gerhard Peters
Career
No patrols
9 Dec 1943-28 Feb 1945  21. Flottille (school boat)
1 Mar 1945-8 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surrendered on 8 May 1945 at Cuxhaven, Germany (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Transferred from Wilhelmshaven to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 24 June 1945.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 17 Dec, 1945 in position 56.14N, 10.37W.

Final location

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

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus but the date of fitting or sailing date with the equipment is unknown. 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-1198 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


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(£ 39.99)

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German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


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

Wynn, Kenneth