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 (6)||Launched (3)||Commissioned (2)|
|No U-boat orders on this date||1938: U-65 |
1944: U-2365, U-2366
|1939: U-63 |
1944: U-2353, U-3024
|1941: U-118 |
|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|
|U-59 [Mine]||Jürst||HMS Washington||209||br|
|U-775||Taschenmacher||HMS Bullen (K 469)||1,300||br|
|* 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-375. The boat was trapped by British ASW forces while trying to pass the Straits of Gibraltar and was forced to retreat to the Atlantic and try again. U-375 was successful in reaching the Mediterranean on 9 December.
U-332. The boat was bombed by a British Catalina aircraft (Sqdn 202, pilot Hugh Garnell) but suffered little damage. The pilot brought in ASW craft but the U-boat managed to slip past them. The boat would be attacked again 3 days later. (Blair, vol 1, page 402)
1944: U-297 +
50 men died when this U-boat was lost. 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
4 men from the boat were injured in an accident while reloading torpedoes.
- 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 6 December
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 at sea on 6 December
Boats entering port on this day are not counted, but boats departing for patrol are. (+) indicates the boat was lost during this patrol.
U-43, U-67, U-68, U-69, U-79, U-81, U-105, U-124, U-126, U-127, U-129, U-130, U-131 (+), U-134, U-201, U-205, U-208 (+), U-332, U-371, U-372, U-374, U-375, U-402, U-431, U-434 (+), U-451, U-453, U-557, U-558, U-562, U-565, U-568, U-574 (+), U-575, U-584, U-652, U-752, UA.
38 boats at sea.
U-24, U-43, U-67, U-73, U-81, U-83, U-84, U-86, U-91, U-92, U-103, U-105, U-106, U-109, U-118, U-123, U-124, U-126, U-128, U-129, U-130, U-134, U-135, U-154, U-155, U-159, U-160, U-161, U-163, U-164 (+), U-172, U-174, U-175, U-176, U-177, U-178, U-181, U-183, U-185, U-203, U-209, U-211, U-212, U-214, U-217, U-221, U-224, U-225, U-254 (+), U-262, U-301, U-336, U-356 (+), U-373, U-375, U-376, U-378, U-380, U-383, U-405, U-410, U-432, U-435, U-439, U-443, U-445, U-453, U-454, U-455, U-460, U-461, U-462, U-463, U-465, U-504, U-505, U-507 (+), U-508, U-510, U-513, U-515, U-518, U-519, U-521, U-524, U-552, U-553, U-561, U-562, U-564, U-565, U-569, U-591, U-592, U-593, U-600, U-601, U-602, U-603, U-604, U-608, U-609, U-610, U-611 (+), U-615, U-618, U-621, U-623, U-628, U-653, U-657, U-663, U-664, U-753, U-758, UD-3.
116 boats at sea.
U-9, U-20, U-68, U-73 (+), U-92, U-103, U-107, U-129, U-154, U-155, U-170, U-172 (+), U-178, U-190, U-193, U-218, U-219, U-223, U-228, U-230, U-238, U-262, U-269, U-275, U-277, U-284 (+), U-302, U-307, U-311, U-358, U-364 (+), U-391 (+), U-392, U-407, U-415, U-421, U-424, U-445, U-471, U-488, U-510, U-515, U-516, U-530, U-537, U-541, U-543, U-544 (+), U-593 (+), U-596, U-616, U-618, U-625, U-629, U-636, U-645 (+), U-653, U-667, U-672, U-713, U-734, U-741, U-744, U-761, U-764, U-801, U-843, U-846, U-850 (+), U-960, U-962, U-972, U-976, U-981.
74 boats at sea.
U-181, U-195, U-219, U-248 (+), U-275, U-286, U-293, U-295, U-296, U-299, U-310, U-318, U-322 (+), U-363, U-365 (+), U-387 (+), U-396, U-400 (+), U-427, U-481, U-485, U-486, U-636, U-637, U-668, U-679, U-680, U-772 (+), U-775, U-806, U-862, U-870, U-877 (+), U-958, U-965, U-978, U-979, U-991, U-992, U-995, U-997, U-1003, U-1053, U-1163, U-1202, U-1209 (+), U-1223, U-1227, U-1228, U-1230, U-1231, U-1232.
52 boats at sea.
General Events on 6 December
U-79 missed the British battleship HMS Queen Elizabeth with a spread of four torpedoes, and returned to base with no results to show for any of the eleven torpedoes fired during the patrol.
U-2326 was transferred to France and sank in an accident on this date: 17 dead. Raised and broken up.
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