Events on this day

26 June

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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 date1941: U-304
1942: U-973, U-974
1943: U-879, U-1207
1941: U-583, U-584
1943: U-821
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-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
1940 
 U-29SchuhartDimitris 5,254   gr
 UACohauszCrux 3,828   nwOG-34
1942 
 U-107GelhausJagersfontein 10,083   nl
 U-203MützelburgPedrinhas 3,666   bz
 U-203MützelburgPutney Hill 5,216   br
 U-701DegenTamesis (d)7,256   nw
1943 
 U-81KriegNelly 80   sy
 U-81KriegToufic Allah 75   sy
 35,458
* 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

1943

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)

1944

U-771.

A British B-24 Liberator bomber (Sqdn 86/N) was shot down in the Norwegian Sea west of Ålesund.


U-boats lost


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.


Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Ernst Cordes (1913), Joachim Leder (1918), Hans-Jürgen Oldörp (1911), Helmuth Pich (1914), Ernst von Witzendorff (1916).

The following men died on this day:
Peter Rahlf (1944), Klaus-Dietrich Steffens (1944).

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.


1941



U-boats entering base:
To Lorient, France: U-141 (27 days)


1942



U-boats entering base:
To Kiel, Germany: U-435 (2 days)
To Lorient, France: U-124 (54 days)


1943


Sailed:
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)


1944


Sailed:
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.

1940

U-25, U-26 (+), U-28, U-29, U-30, U-32, U-34, U-38, U-43, U-46, U-47, U-48, U-51, U-52, U-61, U-62, U-65, U-102 (+), UA.
19 boats at sea.

1941

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.

1942

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.

1943

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.

1944

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.

1945

U-530, U-977.
2 boats at sea.


General Events on 26 June

1942

U-181 collided with the heavy cruiser Deutschland off Danzig.


1943

A metrological team transferred from U-302 to U-625 in the Arctic Ocean.

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