Events on this day

6 February

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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 (0) Laid down (4) Launched (2) Commissioned (4)
No U-boat orders on this date1941: U-176
1943: U-481, U-1131, U-1195
1943: U-426, U-4271941: U-556
1943: U-389, U-841
1945: U-2536
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date


 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
1940 
 U-13 [Mine]ScheringerAnu 1,421   es
1941 
 U-107HesslerMaplecourt 3,388   caSC-20
1942 
 U-106RaschOpawa 10,354   br
 U-107GelhausMajor Wheeler 3,431   am
 U-109BleichrodtHalcyon 3,531   pa
1943 
 U-262FrankeZagloba 2,864   poSC-118
 U-266JessenPolyktor 4,077   grSC-118
1945 
 U-1017RieckenEverleigh 5,222   brTBC-60
 U-862TimmPeter Silvester 7,176   am
 41,464
* 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

1943

U-465. The boat was attacked by an Allied aircraft during a convoy action and had to abort its attack due to damage. (BdU KTB)

U-403. A Canadian Canso flying boat (RCAF Sqdn 5) strafed and dropped three bombs on the boat off Newfoundland, causing moderate damage. (Rohwer)


U-boats lost


1942: U-82 +
1943: U-609 +
1944: U-177

142 men died when those 3 U-boats were lost on this date. 15 men survived.

Survivors from U-boats almost always landed in allied captivity.
U-boats marked with + were lost with all hands.

- For more information on U-boat losses check out our Fates section.


U-boat Men Lost or Wounded

1944

U-965
The IWO fell overboard and drowned. [Leutnant zur See Gustav-Günther Schoop]

- For more information on Men lost from U-boats check out this page.


Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Hans Diederich Duis (1922), Günther Frohberg (1921), Gerhard Glattes (1909), Hans-Joachim Horrer (1908), Werner Wendt (1916).

The following men died on this day:
Heinz Buchholz (1944), Herwig Collmann (2005), Karl Grafen (1968), Bruno Mahn (1961), Siegfried Rollmann (1942), Klaus Rudloff (1943), Ernst von Witzendorff (1999).

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 6 February

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.


1940

Sailed:
From Helgoland, Germany: U-50
From Wilhelmshaven, Germany: U-29

U-boats entering base:
To Wilhelmshaven, Germany: U-34 (37 days)


1943


Sailed:
From Bergen, Norway: U-448
From Brest, France: U-92, U-566
From Kiel, Germany: U-119, U-228, U-616
From La Spezia, Italy: U-458, U-602
From Pola: U-593

U-boats entering base:
To La Spezia, Italy: U-380 (6 days)
To Lorient, France: U-123 (64 days)
To Narvik, Norway: U-625 (39 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-404 (48 days)


1944


Sailed:
From Bergen, Norway: U-1060
From Hammerfest, Norway: U-425, U-957
From Kiel, Germany: U-362, U-550 (lost 71 days later), U-674


1945


Sailed:
From Bergen, Norway: U-866 (lost 41 days later)
From Horten, Norway: U-399 (lost 49 days later), U-857 (lost days later), U-2322
From Kiel, Germany: U-853
From Narvik, Norway: U-425 (lost 12 days later), U-716
From Stavanger, Norway: U-1235


U-boats at sea on 6 February

Boats entering port on this day are not counted, but boats departing for patrol are. (+) indicates the boat was lost during this patrol.

1940

U-9, U-17, U-21, U-24, U-25, U-26, U-29, U-33 (+), U-37, U-44, U-48, U-50, U-51, U-53 (+), U-56, U-58, U-59.
17 boats at sea.

1941

U-37, U-48, U-52, U-93, U-94, U-96, U-101, U-103, U-106, U-107, U-123.
11 boats at sea.

1942

U-66, U-67, U-69, U-73, U-81, U-84, U-85, U-86, U-96, U-98, U-103, U-105, U-106, U-107, U-108, U-109, U-123, U-125, U-126, U-128, U-129, U-130, U-132, U-134, U-136, U-156, U-161, U-205, U-213, U-331, U-332, U-333, U-352, U-375, U-402, U-431, U-432, U-435, U-436, U-455, U-456, U-502, U-504, U-561, U-564, U-565, U-566, U-572, U-573, U-575, U-576, U-578, U-582, U-584, U-585, U-586, U-591, U-652, U-653, U-654, U-656 (+), U-701, U-751, U-754.
64 boats at sea.

1943

U-9, U-19, U-24, U-43, U-66, U-68, U-69 (+), U-71, U-77, U-81, U-87 (+), U-89, U-92, U-96, U-105, U-107, U-108, U-117, U-118, U-119, U-124, U-125, U-135, U-156 (+), U-160, U-175, U-176, U-182 (+), U-183, U-186, U-201 (+), U-202, U-205, U-214, U-217, U-218, U-223, U-225 (+), U-226, U-228, U-255, U-257, U-258, U-262, U-264, U-266, U-267, U-268 (+), U-302, U-303, U-332, U-355, U-358, U-359, U-375, U-376, U-377, U-381, U-383, U-402, U-403, U-407, U-413, U-414, U-431, U-436, U-437, U-438, U-442 (+), U-448, U-453, U-454, U-456, U-458, U-459, U-460, U-465, U-466, U-468, U-504, U-506, U-509, U-510, U-511, U-514, U-516, U-518, U-521, U-522 (+), U-525, U-529 (+), U-558, U-566, U-571, U-572, U-575, U-584, U-590, U-593, U-594, U-596, U-598, U-602, U-606 (+), U-607, U-608, U-613, U-614, U-616, U-617, U-620 (+), U-621, U-623 (+), U-624 (+), U-628, U-632, U-638, U-653, U-657, U-662, U-704, U-706, U-707, U-752, U-753, U-755, U-759.
127 boats at sea.

1944

U-18, U-24, U-66 (+), U-91 (+), U-123, U-154, U-178, U-188, U-193, U-212, U-223, U-230, U-238 (+), U-256, U-257 (+), U-260, U-262, U-264 (+), U-278, U-281, U-283 (+), U-309, U-362, U-371, U-386 (+), U-390, U-406 (+), U-407, U-410, U-413, U-424 (+), U-425, U-437, U-441, U-445, U-453, U-510, U-516, U-518, U-530, U-532, U-539, U-545 (+), U-546, U-547, U-549, U-550 (+), U-586, U-603 (+), U-608, U-650, U-666 (+), U-674, U-709 (+), U-713 (+), U-714, U-716, U-731, U-734 (+), U-737, U-762 (+), U-763, U-764, U-802, U-845 (+), U-846, U-852 (+), U-953, U-957, U-963, U-967, U-969, U-973, U-984, U-985, U-989, U-990, U-1062, UIT-22 (+).
79 boats at sea.

1945

U-195, U-244, U-245, U-275, U-278, U-286, U-293, U-299, U-300 (+), U-307, U-313, U-318, U-325, U-370, U-399 (+), U-425 (+), U-427, U-475, U-510, U-532, U-676 (+), U-683 (+), U-716, U-739, U-806, U-825, U-843, U-857 (+), U-861, U-862, U-866 (+), U-868, U-869 (+), U-870, U-907, U-927 (+), U-963, U-992, U-995, U-1004, U-1009, U-1017, U-1018 (+), U-1019, U-1058, U-1104, U-1203, U-1208 (+), U-1230, U-1232, U-1233, U-1235, U-1276 (+), U-1279 (+), U-1302 (+), U-2322, U-2324, UIT-24.
58 boats at sea.


General Events on 6 February

1942

08.17 hrs, grid CO 5236: U-431 fired two torpedoes at a surfaced British submarine. Both missed. This was probably HMS Thunderbolt, which engaged a U-boat with torpedoes and gunfire north of Tobruk at 34°36N/23°22E.


1945

U-1302 sailed from Norway on her first and last patrol.

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