|Ordered||14 Oct 1941|
|Laid down||30 Jan 1943||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 206)|
|Launched||17 Nov 1943|
|Commissioned||11 Jan 1944||Oblt. Horst Voigt|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 16 October 1944 in the North Atlantic south-east of Faeroe Islands, in position 60.59N, 04.49W, by depth charges and gunfire from the Canadian frigate HMCS Annan. 6 dead and 44 survivors.
HMCS Annan dropped depth charges on a contact which was initally believed not to be an U-boat and the ship returned to the 6th EG, but HMCS Loch Achanalt then also made contact and ordered the frigate to attack again. U-1006 had been badly damaged by the depth charges and was forced to surface. They fired a torpedo at the approaching escort, but it detonated prematurely close to the ship. HMCS Annan then illuminated the scene and opened fire at the boat, which returned fire for a short time but had no chance. U-1006 was sunk with two depth charges after the crew abandoned ship.
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in October 1944 but it was of course installed prior to that date.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-1006 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
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