|Ordered||10 Apr 1941|
|Laid down||27 Apr 1943||Deutsche Schiff und Maschinenbau AG, Bremen (werk 364)|
|Commissioned||29 Apr 1944||Kptlt. Klaus Hornbostel|
|Successes||1 warship sunk, total tonnage 672 tons|
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,219 GRT
Surrendered on 6 May 1945 at Aarhus, Denmark (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).
Transferred from Wilhelmshaven to Loch Ryan on 22 June 1945.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Attacks on this boat and other events
24 Dec 1944
After sighting two convoys the boat attacked and sank one of the escorts, the Canadian minesweeper HMCS Clayoquot. The escorts aggressively hunted U-806, but she eluded them and escaped. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 648)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in September 1944.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-806 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.