|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 for Operation Deadlight.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Attacks on this boat
24 Dec 1944
Spotting two convoys the boat attacked and destroyed one of the escorts, the Canadian minesweeper HMCS Clayoquot. The escorts aggressively hunted the boat but she eluded them and retreated from the attack. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 648)
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-806 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.