List of all U-boats

U-426

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered5 Jun 1941
Laid down20 Jun 1942 Danziger Werft AG, Danzig (werk 127)
Launched6 Feb 1943
Commissioned12 May 1943Oblt. Christian Reich
Commanders
12 May 1943 - 8 Jan 1944  Kptlt. Christian Reich
Career
2 patrols
12 May 1943-30 Sep 1943  8. Flottille (training)
1 Oct 1943-31 Oct 1943  11. Flottille (active service)
1 Nov 1943-8 Jan 1944  1. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 6,625 GRT
Fate

Sunk 8 Jan, 1944 west of Nantes, France, in position 46.47N, 10.42W, by depth charges from an Australian Sunderland aircraft (RAAF Sqdn. 10/U). 51 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 1 ships hit by U-426 - View the 2 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-426 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Schlieffen (16 Oct 1943 - 22 Oct 1943)
   Siegfried (22 Oct 1943 - 27 Oct 1943)
   Siegfried 2 (27 Oct 1943 - 30 Oct 1943)
   Jahn (30 Oct 1943 - 2 Nov 1943)
   Tirpitz 4 (2 Nov 1943 - 8 Nov 1943)
   Eisenhart 9 (9 Nov 1943 - 10 Nov 1943)
   Schill 1 (16 Nov 1943 - 21 Nov 1943)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-426 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.


The Olympic Rings - Crew 36

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel