|Ordered||14 Oct 1941|
|Laid down||5 Dec 1942||Danziger Werft AG, Danzig (werk 135)|
|Launched||12 Jun 1943|
|Commissioned||6 Oct 1943||Oblt. Ernst-Ludwig Balduhn|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 433 GRT|
Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Kristiansand-Süd, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).
Transferred from Kristiansand-Süd, Norway to Loch Ryan on 29 May 1945 for Operation Deadlight.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Attacks on this boat and other events
2 Aug 1944
Off Egerøy, Nth of Stavanger, Norway: U-1163 and U-771 were being transferred from Stavanger to Kristiansand South and were proceeding on the surface accompanied by surface escorts when RAF Mosquitoes E/333 and S/333 (HR126) attacked. S for Sugar crashed into the sea with the loss of Fnr. Axel Reidar Eikemo and Kvm. Claus Harr. The boats were undamaged.(Sources: 333 Squadron Operations Record Book)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1163 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.