List of all U-boats




Ordered8 Jun 1942
Laid down6 Aug 1943 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1589)
Launched9 Mar 1944
Commissioned11 May 1944Oblt. Olaf Lübcke
11 May 1944 - 11 May 1945  Kptlt. Olaf Lübcke
1 patrol
11 May 1944-31 Dec 1944  8. Flottille (training)
1 Jan 1945-8 May 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Surrendered at Loch Eriboll, Scotland on 11 May 1945.

Transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland via Lisahally.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 1 December, 1945 at 56.10N x 10.05W by unknown causes.

Final location

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

View the 1 war patrol

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in January 1945. 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-826 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.


Media links

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