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Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down22 Apr 1941 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 587)
Launched8 Jan 1942
Commissioned26 Feb 1942Kptlt. Nikolaus von Jacobs
26 Feb 1942 - 8 Dec 1942  Kptlt. Nikolaus von Jacobs
1 patrol
26 Feb 1942-30 Sep 1942  5. Flottille (training)
1 Oct 1942-8 Dec 1942  3. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 8 December 1942 in the North Atlantic south-east of Cape Farewell, in position 57.25N, 35.19W, by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (120 Sqn RAF/B). 45 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, October 1995).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Previously recorded fate

  • Sunk 10 Dec 1942 south of Iceland, in position 58.09N, 22.44W, by depth charges from an American Catalina aircraft (VP 84/H). (Postwar assessment)
    Notes. This attack was directed against the U-609 inflicting no damage.

Wolfpack operations

U-611 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Kreuzotter (17 Nov 1942 - 22 Nov 1942)
   Drachen (22 Nov 1942 - 3 Dec 1942)
   Panzer (3 Dec 1942 - 8 Dec 1942)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-611 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.

White Elephant

Media links

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay

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