List of all U-boats

U-226

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down1 Aug 1941 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 656)
Launched18 Jun 1942
Commissioned1 Aug 1942Kptlt. Rolf Borchers
Commanders
1 Aug 1942 - 26 Jul 1943  Kptlt. Rolf Borchers
26 Jul 1943 - 6 Nov 1943  Oblt. Albrecht Gänge
Career
3 patrols
1 Aug 1942-31 Dec 1942  5. Flottille (training)
1 Jan 1943-6 Nov 1943  6. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 7,134 GRT
Fate

Sunk at 0700hrs on 6 Nov, 1943 in the North Atlantic east of Newfoundland, in position 44.49N, 41.13W, by depth charges from the British sloops HMS Starling, HMS Woodcock and HMS Kite. 51 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 1 ships hit by U-226 - View the 3 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-226 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Falke (8 Jan 1943 - 12 Jan 1943)
   Habicht (10 Jan 1943 - 19 Jan 1943)
   Haudegen (19 Jan 1943 - 15 Feb 1943)
   Sturmbock (24 Feb 1943 - 26 Feb 1943)
   Without name (15 Apr 1943 - 18 Apr 1943)
   Specht (19 Apr 1943 - 4 May 1943)
   Fink (4 May 1943 - 5 May 1943)
   Siegfried (22 Oct 1943 - 27 Oct 1943)
   Siegfried 3 (27 Oct 1943 - 30 Oct 1943)
   Jahn (30 Oct 1943 - 2 Nov 1943)
   Tirpitz 4 (2 Nov 1943 - 6 Nov 1943)

Attacks on this boat and other events

17 Apr 1943
Escorts from convoy HX 233 depth charged the boat causing heavy damage. The crew managed to repair the boat and continue the patrol. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 282)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-226 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.


Wild Boar

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay