List of all U-boats

U-1006

Type

VIIC/41

 
Ordered14 Oct 1941
Laid down30 Jan 1943 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 206)
Launched17 Nov 1943
Commissioned11 Jan 1944Oblt. Horst Voigt
Commanders
11 Jan 1944 - 16 Oct 1944  Oblt. Horst Voigt
Career
1 patrol
11 Jan 1944-31 Aug 1944  31. Flottille (training)
1 Sep 1944-16 Oct 1944  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 16 Oct, 1944 south-east of Faeroes, in position 60.59N, 04.49W, by depth charges from the Canadian frigate HMCS Annan. 6 dead and 44 survivors.

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

HMCS Annan dropped depth charges on a contact which was initally believed not to be an U-boat and the ship returned to the 6th EG, but HMCS Loch Achanalt then also made contact and ordered the frigate to attack again. U-1006 had been badly damaged by the depth charges and was forced to surface. They fired a torpedo at the approaching escort, but it detonated prematurely close to the ship. HMCS Annan then illuminated the scene and opened fire at the boat, which returned fire for a short time but had no chance. U-1006 was sunk with two depth charges after the crew abandoned ship.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in October 1944 but it was of course installed prior to that date. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1006 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Pig

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel