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Ordered6 Aug 1940
Laid down9 Apr 1941 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1506)
Launched11 Apr 1942
Commissioned20 Jun 1942Oblt. Hellmuth-Bert Richard
20 Jun 1942 - 21 Sep 1942  Oblt. Hellmuth-Bert Richard
No patrols
20 Jun 1942-21 Sep 1942  8. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 21 September 1942 in the Baltic Sea off Kahlberg in the Danzig Bay, in position 54.27N, 18.55E, by an air-laid mine in the British field Privet II. 23 dead and 18 survivors.

Final location

U-446 was raised on 1 November 1942, taken to L├╝beck and used as test hulk after being decommissioned on 12 November. Scuttled on 3 May 1945 at Kiel, in position 54.19N, 10.09E. Wreck broken up in 1947.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-446 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.

Crew XII/39

Media links

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

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel