List of all U-boats

U-806

Type

IXC/40

 
Ordered10 Apr 1941
Laid down27 Apr 1943 Deutsche Schiff und Maschinenbau AG, Bremen (werk 364)
Launched
Commissioned29 Apr 1944Kptlt. Klaus Hornbostel
Commanders
29 Apr 1944 - 6 May 1945  Kptlt. Klaus Hornbostel
Career
1 patrol
29 Apr 1944-31 Oct 1944  4. Flottille (training)
1 Nov 1944-6 May 1945  33. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 warship sunk, total tonnage 672 tons
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,219 GRT
Fate

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)
Sunk on 21 Dec, 1945 in position 55.44N, 08.18W.

Final location

Blue marker shows final fate during Operation Deadlight. Orange marker shows German surrender.

See the 2 ships hit by U-806 - View the 1 war patrol

Attacks on this boat and other events

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.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in September 1944. 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-806 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.


French Horn

Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


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


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris