List of all U-boats

U-826

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered8 Jun 1942
Laid down6 Aug 1943 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1589)
Launched9 Mar 1944
Commissioned11 May 1944Oblt. Olaf Lübcke
Commanders
11 May 1944 - 11 May 1945  Kptlt. Olaf Lübcke
Career
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
Fate

Surrendered at Loch Eriboll, Scotland, on 11 May 1945. Transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland for Operation Deadlight.

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.


Sawfish

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