List of all U-boats




Ordered10 Apr 1941
Laid down27 Apr 1943 Deutsche Schiff und Maschinenbau AG, Bremen (werk 364)
Commissioned29 Apr 1944Kptlt. Klaus Hornbostel
29 Apr 1944 - 6 May 1945  Kptlt. Klaus Hornbostel
1 patrol
29 Apr 1944-31 Oct 1944  4. Flottille (training)
1 Nov 1944-6 May 1945  33. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 warship sunk, total tonnage 672 tons
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,219 GRT

Surrendered on 6 May 1945 at Aarhus, Denmark (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Transferred from Wilhelmshaven to Loch Ryan on 22 June 1945.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 21 Dec, 1945 in position 55.44N, 08.18W.

Final location

See the 2 ships hit by U-806 - View the 1 war patrol

Attacks on this boat and other events

24 Dec 1944
After sighting two convoys the boat attacked and sank one of the escorts, the Canadian minesweeper HMCS Clayoquot. The escorts aggressively hunted U-806, but she eluded them and escaped. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 648)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat

This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in September 1944.

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-806 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.

French Horn

Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

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
($ 58.77)

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