Events on this day
This is a run-down from several databases on our site. It's meant to give a clear picture of events on this date, all year round.
U-boat Shipyard report
|Ordered (4)||Laid down (4)||Launched (0)||Commissioned (0)|
|1939: U-355, U-356, U-357, U-358||1940: U-409, U-457 |
1944: U-3028, U-3528
|No boats launched on this date||No boats commissioned on this date|
|These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.|
Allied Ships hit on this date
|U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Country||Convoy|
|U-83||Kraus||HMS Ariguani (F 105) (d)||6,746||br||HG-75|
|U-504||Poske||Anne Hutchinson total loss||7,176||am|
|U-509||Witte||Anglo Mærsk (d)||7,705||br||SL-125|
|* Unless otherwise noted the ships listed here were sunk. (d) = damaged|
See all Allied ships hit by U-boats during WWII.
Attacks on this day
U-71. During battle against convoy HG 75, U-71 attacked an escort with a four-torpedo fan, which missed. The former target then depth charged the boat for seven hours, leaving U-71 so severely damaged that she was forced to return to base. (Blair, vol 1, page 393)
U-91. The target of the depth charge attack on 26 Oct. 1943 in the Atlantic in postion 50.49N 41.01W by a Canadian B-24 Liberator (RCAF Sqdn. 10/A), formerly credited with sinking U-420, was in fact U-91, which escaped unscathed. U-91 was searching for U-584 to supply her with fuel.(1996-01-01, Axel Niestle)
U-246. The outbound boat was depth charged by an unidentified Allied aircraft. Severe damage forced a return to base. (Blair, vol 2, page 633)
No U-boats were lost on this date, 26 October.
- For more information on U-boat losses check out our Fates section.
U-boat Men Lost or Wounded
There were no men lost from U-boats on this date, 26 October.
- For more information on Men lost from U-boats check out this page.
See the entire U-boat commander listing showing all U-boat commanders.
We might include more officers (Allied and Axis) at a later date.
U-boat departures and arrivals on 26 October
This section shows the U-boat departures and arrivals from bases on this day of the year. Current country names shown with harbour names. Boats entering port display days at sea during that patrol.
From Lorient, France: U-29
From Bergen, Norway: U-1004
From Bodö: U-1060 (lost 2 days later)
From Horten, Norway: U-1202
From Kristiansand: U-1061
U-boats entering base:
To Danzig, Germany: U-481 (41 days)
To Kristiansand U-985 (2 days)
U-boats at sea on 26 October
Boats entering port on this day are not counted, but boats departing for patrol are. (+) indicates the boat was lost during this patrol.
U-38, U-66, U-68, U-71, U-73, U-74, U-75, U-77, U-82, U-83, U-84, U-85, U-93, U-97, U-101, U-103, U-106, U-107, U-109, U-123, U-125, U-126, U-129, U-133, U-202, U-203, U-206, U-208, U-374, U-402, U-432, U-502, U-552, U-563, U-564, U-567, U-568, U-569, U-571, U-573, U-576, U-577, U-751, UA.
44 boats at sea.
U-43, U-67, U-68, U-69, U-71, U-73, U-77, U-81, U-84, U-87, U-89, U-92, U-98 (+), U-103, U-106, U-107, U-108, U-117, U-125, U-126, U-128, U-129, U-132 (+), U-134, U-154, U-156, U-159, U-160, U-161, U-163, U-172, U-174, U-177, U-178, U-181, U-183, U-203, U-205, U-212, U-218, U-224, U-258, U-260, U-301, U-332, U-356, U-381, U-382, U-383, U-402, U-409, U-410, U-431, U-436, U-437, U-438, U-440, U-441, U-442, U-443, U-454, U-455, U-458, U-459, U-462, U-463, U-504, U-505, U-506, U-508, U-509, U-510, U-511, U-514, U-516, U-518, U-519, U-520 (+), U-521, U-522, U-552, U-559 (+), U-563, U-565, U-571, U-572, U-575, U-586, U-590, U-602, U-604, U-605 (+), U-606, U-608, U-610, U-613, U-615, U-618, U-620, U-621, U-622, U-624, U-627 (+), U-658 (+), U-659, U-660 (+), U-662, U-664, U-704, U-706, U-752, U-753, UD-5.
113 boats at sea.
U-9, U-23, U-24, U-68, U-73, U-91, U-103, U-123, U-129, U-154, U-155, U-168, U-170, U-183, U-188, U-190, U-193, U-211 (+), U-212, U-214, U-218, U-219, U-220 (+), U-226 (+), U-228, U-231, U-256, U-262, U-267, U-271, U-275, U-280 (+), U-281, U-282 (+), U-306 (+), U-309, U-333, U-340 (+), U-343, U-354, U-358, U-360, U-371, U-373, U-387, U-391 (+), U-405 (+), U-413, U-424, U-426, U-437, U-441, U-448, U-450, U-453, U-455, U-466, U-488, U-505, U-516, U-518, U-530, U-532, U-536 (+), U-537, U-538 (+), U-542 (+), U-552, U-565, U-575, U-584 (+), U-586, U-592, U-593, U-603, U-608, U-642, U-648 (+), U-707 (+), U-709, U-713, U-714, U-731, U-732 (+), U-762, U-764, U-842 (+), U-843, U-848 (+), U-849 (+), U-953, U-956, U-963, U-966 (+), U-967, U-969.
96 boats at sea.
U-170, U-181, U-195, U-219, U-245, U-246, U-262, U-267, U-281, U-290, U-293, U-295, U-299, U-300, U-310, U-312, U-313, U-315, U-363, U-365, U-387, U-396, U-425, U-475, U-483, U-541, U-546, U-636, U-668, U-680, U-714, U-722, U-771 (+), U-773, U-802, U-956, U-958, U-965, U-968, U-978, U-991, U-992, U-995, U-997, U-1001, U-1003, U-1060 (+), U-1061, U-1163, U-1199, U-1200 (+), U-1221, U-1223, U-1226 (+), U-1227, U-1228, U-1230, U-1231.
58 boats at sea.
General Events on 26 October
U-24 laid nine mines in Hartlepool Bay on the NE coast of England, one of which sank a ship on 9 November.
A secret OSS report originating in Stockholm stated that a U-boat carrying a V-1 was about to sail on a mission to attack New York.
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