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Ordered2 Apr 1942
Laid down16 Mar 1943 Danziger Werft AG, Danzig (werk 140)
Launched2 Oct 1943
Commissioned19 Jan 1944Oblt. Martin Grasse
19 Jan 1944 - Jul, 1944  Oblt. (R) Martin Grasse
Jul, 1944 - 4 May 1945  Kptlt. Hans Umlauf
No patrols
19 Jan 1944-7 Feb 1945  8. Flottille (training)
8 Feb 1945-4 May 1945  5. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Scuttled on 4 May 1945 off Holnis in the Flensburg Fjord, in position 54.53N, 09.37,5E, after running aground. Wreck broken up.

Final location

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-1168 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

Media links

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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

Wynn, Kenneth