|Ordered||25 Aug 1941|
|Laid down||13 Mar 1943||F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1568)|
|Launched||30 Sep 1943|
|Commissioned||9 Dec 1943||Oblt. Gerhard Peters|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
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)
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.