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

Surrendered at Loch Eriboll, Scotland on 11 May 1945.

Transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland via Lisahally.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 1 December, 1945 at 56.10N x 10.05W by unknown causes.

Final location

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.


Media links

The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird

The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris
($ 58.77)

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

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