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Ordered25 Aug 1941
Laid down6 Feb 1943 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1565)
Launched2 Sep 1943
Commissioned4 Nov 1943Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schröter
4 Nov 1943 - 31 Oct 1944  Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schröter
1 Nov 1944 - 6 Apr 1945  Kptlt. Ernst Cordes (German Cross in Gold)
1 patrol
4 Nov 1943-31 Dec 1943  21. Flottille (school boat)
1 Jan 1944-31 Oct 1944  24. Flottille (training)
1 Nov 1944-31 Dec 1944  5. Flottille (training)
1 Jan 1945-6 Apr 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
Successes2 ships sunk, total tonnage 18,614 GRT

Sunk on 6 April 1945 in the English Channel south of Spithead Roads, in position 50.33N, 00.56W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Watchman. 32 dead and 18 survivors.

Loss position

See the 2 ships hit by U-1195 - View the 1 war patrol

Salvage attempts by the Royal Navy were abandoned in April 1945. The wreck of U-1195 was located in position 50.33.17N, 00.56.09W.

This boat is a dive site

Depth: 110 feet (34 meters)
Position (lat, long): 50.33, -0.56

See more U-boat dive sites.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat

This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in February 1945 but it was of course installed prior to that date.

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-1195 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.

Prancing Unicorn - U-763

Media links

Silent warriors

Ron Young and Pamela Armstrong
(£ 19.99)

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, Vol II

Blair, Clay

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