|Ordered||16 Oct 1939|
|Laid down||17 Jun 1940||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 635)|
|Launched||4 Apr 1941|
|Commissioned||17 May 1941||Oblt. Herbert Opitz|
|Successes||2 ships sunk, total tonnage 3,283 GRT|
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 925 tons
Missing in the Bay of Biscay, west of St. Nazaire, on about 30 Nov, 1941 in approximate position 47.05N, 02.40W. Possibly sunk in the British minefield "Beech" laid by RAF aircraft. 46 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB, August 1991).
The mine-field "Beech" was laid by RAF aircraft in the Bay of Biscay west of St. Nazaire after August 1940.
Previously recorded fate
U-206 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Grönland (10 Aug 1941 - 23 Aug 1941)
Kurfürst (23 Aug 1941 - 2 Sep 1941)
Seewolf (2 Sep 1941 - 7 Sep 1941)
Breslau (2 Oct 1941 - 23 Oct 1941)
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-206 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.