Events on this day
This is a run-down from several databases on our site. It's meant to give a clear picture of events on this date, all year round.
U-boat Shipyard report
|Ordered (0)||Laid down (5)||Launched (3)||Commissioned (4)|
|No U-boat orders on this date||1941: U-304 |
1942: U-973, U-974
1943: U-879, U-1207
|1941: U-583, U-584 |
|1941: U-453, U-576 |
1943: U-288, U-428
|These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.|
Allied Ships hit on this date
|U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Country||Convoy|
|* Unless otherwise noted the ships listed here were sunk. (d) = damaged|
See all Allied ships hit by U-boats during WWII.
Attacks on this day
U-20. U-20 attempted to torpedo a Soviet submarine chaser in the Black Sea off Tuapse, but the target went on the offensive, dropping eight depth charges. The boat was then kept submerged by aircraft for four hours and subsequently forced to return to base by mechanical failures. (Ritschel)
A British B-24 Liberator bomber (Sqdn 86/N) was shot down in the Norwegian Sea west of Ålesund.
1944: U-719 +, U-317 +
102 men died when those 2 U-boats were lost on this date. There were no survivors.
U-boats marked with + were lost with all hands.
- For more information on U-boat losses check out our Fates section.
U-boat Men Lost or Wounded
There were no men lost from U-boats on this date, 26 June.
- For more information on Men lost from U-boats check out this page.
See the entire U-boat commander listing showing all U-boat commanders.
We might include more officers (Allied and Axis) at a later date.
U-boat departures and arrivals on 26 June
This section shows the U-boat departures and arrivals from bases on this day of the year. Current country names shown with harbour names. Boats entering port display days at sea during that patrol.
U-boats entering base:
To Lorient, France: U-141 (27 days)
From St. Nazaire, France: U-270, U-406, U-591 (lost 35 days later), U-598 (lost 28 days later), U-662 (lost 26 days later)
U-boats entering base:
To Brest, France: U-92 (76 days), U-214 (40 days)
To Feodosia, Ukraine: U-24 (22 days)
To Pola U-596 (10 days)
From Hammerfest, Norway: U-956
From Singapur: U-510
From Tromsö, Norway: U-957
From Trondheim, Norway: U-348
U-boats entering base:
To Bergen, Norway: U-242 (19 days)
To Egersund U-318 (2 days)
To Reval U-481 (2 days)
To Stavanger, Norway: U-975 (19 days)
To Trondheim, Norway: U-1060 (3 days)
U-boats at sea on 26 June
Boats entering port on this day are not counted, but boats departing for patrol are. (+) indicates the boat was lost during this patrol.
U-38, U-43, U-66, U-69, U-71, U-75, U-77, U-79, U-96, U-98, U-101, U-103, U-107, U-108, U-111, U-123, U-137, U-140, U-142, U-143, U-144, U-145, U-146, U-149, U-201, U-202, U-203, U-204, U-371, U-552, U-553, U-556 (+), U-557, U-558, U-559, U-561, U-562, U-564, U-651 (+), U-751, UA.
41 boats at sea.
U-66, U-67, U-68, U-77, U-84, U-87, U-88, U-89, U-96, U-97, U-106, U-107, U-126, U-128, U-129, U-132, U-134, U-135, U-153 (+), U-154, U-156, U-158 (+), U-159, U-160, U-161, U-166 (+), U-171 (+), U-172, U-173, U-202, U-203, U-215 (+), U-251, U-255, U-332, U-334, U-355, U-372, U-373, U-376, U-379 (+), U-402, U-404, U-406, U-408, U-432, U-437, U-453, U-456, U-458, U-459, U-460, U-461, U-502 (+), U-504, U-505, U-508, U-509, U-562, U-566, U-569, U-571, U-575, U-576 (+), U-578, U-582, U-584, U-653, U-657, U-701 (+), U-754 (+).
71 boats at sea.
U-18, U-19, U-20, U-66, U-67 (+), U-73, U-81, U-84 (+), U-126 (+), U-134 (+), U-135 (+), U-154, U-159 (+), U-170, U-172, U-177, U-178, U-180, U-181, U-185 (+), U-190, U-193, U-195, U-196, U-197 (+), U-198, U-199 (+), U-211, U-212, U-221, U-228, U-232 (+), U-257, U-270, U-271, U-302, U-306, U-333, U-336, U-341, U-358, U-380, U-382, U-406, U-415, U-420, U-431, U-435 (+), U-453, U-455, U-458, U-487 (+), U-488, U-508, U-510, U-511, U-513 (+), U-518, U-527 (+), U-530, U-535 (+), U-536, U-558 (+), U-565, U-571, U-572 (+), U-586, U-590 (+), U-591 (+), U-592, U-593, U-598 (+), U-600, U-603, U-604 (+), U-608, U-615 (+), U-617, U-618, U-622, U-625, U-634 (+), U-641, U-642, U-650, U-653, U-662 (+), U-666, U-667, U-669, U-732, U-759 (+), U-951 (+), U-953.
94 boats at sea.
U-19, U-20, U-107, U-129, U-154 (+), U-181, U-183, U-196, U-198 (+), U-214, U-218, U-233 (+), U-243 (+), U-247, U-307, U-313, U-315, U-344, U-363, U-365, U-394, U-396, U-441 (+), U-478 (+), U-480, U-516, U-530, U-534, U-537, U-539, U-543 (+), U-546, U-547, U-671, U-673, U-677, U-678 (+), U-711, U-716, U-737, U-741, U-745, U-763, U-771, U-802, U-804, U-853, U-857, U-858, U-859 (+), U-861, U-862, U-953, U-956, U-965, U-982, U-984, U-992, U-994, U-999, U-1001, U-1007, U-1062, U-1165, U-1191 (+), U-1192, U-1222 (+).
67 boats at sea.
General Events on 26 June
U-181 collided with the heavy cruiser Deutschland off Danzig.
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