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26 July

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U-boat Shipyard report

Ordered (0) Laid down (0) Launched (3) Commissioned (2)
No U-boat orders on this dateNo boats laid down on this date1941: U-251, U-437
1944: U-3004
1941: U-116, U-134
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date

 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
 U-34RollmannAccra 9,337   brOB-188
 U-34RollmannVinemoor 4,359   brOB-188
 U-141SchülerAtlantic City (d)5,133   brOS-1
 U-141SchülerBotwey 5,106   brOS-1
 U-171PfefferOaxaca 4,351   me
 U-607MengersenEmpire Rainbow (d)6,942   brON-113
 U-66MarkworthTamandaré 4,942   bz
 U-704KesslerEmpire Rainbow 6,942   brON-113
* 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

No attacks found on this date.

U-boats lost

1943: U-359 +
1944: U-214 +, U-2323

97 men died when those 3 U-boats were lost on this date. 12 men survived.

Survivors from U-boats almost always landed in allied captivity.
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 July.

- For more information on Men lost from U-boats check out this page.

Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Klaus Hackländer (1916), Edgar Seeliger (1920), Hans-Jürgen Sthamer (1919).

The following men died on this day:
Gerhard Conrad (1944), Heinz Förster (1943), Horst Heitz (2004).

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 July

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.


From Kiel, Germany: U-83, U-146
From St. Nazaire, France: U-46, U-559
From Trondheim, Norway: U-566

U-boats entering base:
To Helsingör U-137 (3 days)


From Hammerfest, Norway: U-601
From Konstanza, Rumania: U-24
From La Pallice: U-454 (lost 7 days later), U-706
From Narvik, Norway: U-212

U-boats entering base:
To Lorient, France: U-103 (2 days), U-525 (2 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-667 (68 days)


From Bergen, Norway: U-771
From Boulogne: U-671 (lost 10 days later)
From Brest, France: U-984 (lost 8 days later)
From Grand Hotel: U-242, U-250 (lost 5 days later), U-370
From Narvik, Norway: U-716
From St. Nazaire, France: U-618, U-766
From Trondheim, Norway: U-863 (lost 66 days later), U-1229 (lost 26 days later)

U-boats entering base:
To Bergen, Norway: U-286 (2 days)
To Grand Hotel U-242 (3 days)

U-boats at sea on 26 July

Boats entering port on this day are not counted, but boats departing for patrol are. (+) indicates the boat was lost during this patrol.


U-34, U-56, U-57, U-59, U-62, U-99, UA.
7 boats at sea.


U-46, U-66, U-68, U-74, U-79, U-81, U-83, U-93, U-94, U-95, U-97, U-109, U-123, U-124, U-125, U-126, U-141, U-142, U-145, U-146, U-203, U-204, U-205, U-331, U-371, U-372, U-401 (+), U-431, U-559, U-561, U-562, U-564, U-565, U-652, UA.
35 boats at sea.


U-43, U-66, U-67, U-71, U-77, U-84, U-86, U-89, U-97, U-98, U-106, U-108, U-109, U-116, U-129, U-130, U-132, U-134, U-154, U-155, U-160, U-161, U-162 (+), U-163, U-164, U-166 (+), U-171 (+), U-173, U-176, U-201, U-203, U-209, U-210 (+), U-213 (+), U-217, U-254, U-332, U-355, U-375, U-379 (+), U-402, U-403, U-405, U-435, U-437, U-454, U-458, U-460, U-461, U-462, U-463, U-505, U-507, U-508, U-509, U-510, U-511, U-552, U-553, U-564, U-565, U-571, U-572, U-575, U-582, U-586, U-588 (+), U-589, U-592, U-593, U-595, U-597, U-598, U-600, U-601, U-607, U-609, U-654 (+), U-657, U-658, U-660, U-704, U-752, U-754 (+).
84 boats at sea.


U-19, U-20, U-24, U-43 (+), U-66, U-84 (+), U-86, U-117 (+), U-134 (+), U-155, U-159 (+), U-168, U-172, U-177, U-178, U-181, U-183, U-185 (+), U-188, U-190, U-196, U-197 (+), U-198, U-199 (+), U-212, U-230, U-255, U-257, U-262, U-269, U-277, U-306, U-307, U-333, U-340, U-355, U-358, U-371, U-373, U-382, U-387, U-403 (+), U-404 (+), U-406, U-407, U-415, U-445, U-454 (+), U-455, U-466, U-468 (+), U-489 (+), U-508, U-510, U-511, U-516, U-532, U-533 (+), U-566, U-571, U-572 (+), U-586, U-591 (+), U-600, U-604 (+), U-614 (+), U-615 (+), U-618, U-625, U-629, U-634 (+), U-639, U-647 (+), U-648, U-653, U-664 (+), U-703, U-706, U-711, U-713, U-732, U-757, U-760.
83 boats at sea.


U-9, U-18, U-24, U-181, U-196, U-198 (+), U-242, U-247, U-250 (+), U-275, U-300, U-309, U-333 (+), U-348, U-354, U-370, U-425, U-475, U-481, U-516, U-518, U-530, U-534, U-537, U-539, U-546, U-547, U-618, U-621, U-667 (+), U-668, U-671 (+), U-679, U-736 (+), U-766, U-802, U-804, U-855 (+), U-857, U-858, U-859 (+), U-861, U-862, U-863 (+), U-921, U-957, U-984 (+), U-995, U-1062 (+), U-1229 (+).
50 boats at sea.


1 boats at sea.

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