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 (0)||Laid down (5)||Launched (4)||Commissioned (0)|
|No U-boat orders on this date||1935: U-14 |
1940: U-151, U-152
|1943: U-676, U-677, U-1191 |
|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-218 [Mine]||Becker||HMS Empire Halberd (F 160) (d)||7,177||br|
|* 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-132. At 06.50 hours, the boat was forced to dive by HMCS Drummondville shortly after torpedoing the Dinaric from convoy QS 15 in the St. Lawrence Seaway. U-132 had difficulty diving because of water layers in the river and was damaged by depth charges dropped by the minesweeper after a ramming attempt, but escaped after 11 hours with damaged ballast pumps and a leakage of 4 m³ (879 gallons) of fuel. (Hadley)
U-759. After sinking the Dutch merchant Poelau Roebiah in convoy ZG 36 east of Jamaica, U-759 was attacked by an aircraft and the US Coast Guard cutter USCGC Bronco (WYP 340) (two depth charges from each), but escaped unscathed.
U-193. An unidentified aircraft hit the boat, wounding two men and destroying the Metox radar detector. (Blair, vol 2, page 345)
1942: U-502 +, U-153 +
104 men died when those 2 U-boats were lost on this date. There were no survivors.
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
There were no men lost from U-boats on this date, 6 July.
- 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 6 July
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 Bergen, Norway: U-269
From Bordeaux, France: U-340
From Kiel, Germany: U-847
From Lorient, France: U-506 (lost 7 days later)
From Trondheim, Norway: U-355
U-boats entering base:
To Bordeaux, France: U-462 (9 days)
To Lorient, France: U-154 (109 days)
To Toulon, France: U-380 (30 days), U-458 (16 days)
From Hammerfest, Norway: U-668
From Kiel, Germany: U-679
From Marviken: U-982, U-999
From St. Nazaire, France: U-672 (lost 13 days later)
U-boats entering base:
To Brest, France: U-309 (9 days)
To Kiel, Germany: U-276 (6 days), U-677 (3 days)
To Stavanger, Norway: U-1007 (2 days)
To Trondheim, Norway: U-427 (3 days), U-1061 (2 days)
U-boats at sea on 6 July
Boats entering port on this day are not counted, but boats departing for patrol are. (+) indicates the boat was lost during this patrol.
U-66, U-68, U-69, U-74, U-77, U-95, U-96, U-97, U-98, U-103, U-108, U-109, U-111, U-123, U-126, U-142, U-143, U-146, U-149, U-201, U-202, U-331, U-553, U-557, U-558, U-561, U-562, U-564, UA.
29 boats at sea.
U-43, U-66, U-67, U-68, U-71, U-77, U-84, U-86, U-87, U-88, U-89, U-90 (+), U-107, U-116, U-126, U-128, U-129, U-130, U-132, U-134, U-136 (+), U-154, U-156, U-159, U-160, U-161, U-166 (+), U-171 (+), U-172, U-173, U-201, U-202, U-203, U-251, U-255, U-332, U-355, U-372, U-373, U-375, U-376, U-379 (+), U-402, U-404, U-408, U-437, U-453, U-454, U-457, U-458, U-459, U-460, U-461, U-504, U-505, U-507, U-508, U-509, U-552, U-561, U-562, U-571, U-572, U-575, U-576 (+), U-582, U-584, U-597, U-657, U-701 (+), U-703, U-704, U-752, U-754 (+).
74 boats at sea.
U-18, U-19, U-23, U-66, U-67 (+), U-84 (+), U-134 (+), U-135 (+), U-155, U-159 (+), U-160 (+), U-168, U-170, U-172, U-177, U-178, U-181, U-183, U-185 (+), U-188, U-190, U-193, U-195, U-196, U-197 (+), U-198, U-199 (+), U-211, U-212, U-221, U-228, U-230, U-232 (+), U-257, U-267, U-271, U-277, U-302, U-306, U-333, U-336, U-340, U-341, U-355, U-358, U-359 (+), U-371, U-375, U-382, U-386, U-387, U-406, U-409 (+), U-415, U-420, U-435 (+), U-453, U-455, U-466, U-487 (+), U-488, U-505, U-506 (+), U-508, U-509 (+), U-510, U-511, U-513 (+), U-514 (+), U-527 (+), U-532, U-533 (+), U-536, U-558 (+), U-565, U-566, U-571, U-572 (+), U-586, U-590 (+), U-591 (+), U-592, U-593, U-598 (+), U-600, U-603, U-604 (+), U-608, U-615 (+), U-617, U-618, U-622, U-634 (+), U-641, U-642, U-648, U-653, U-662 (+), U-666, U-667, U-669, U-706, U-709, U-713, U-732, U-759 (+), U-951 (+), U-953.
108 boats at sea.
U-19, U-20, U-107, U-129, U-181, U-183, U-196, U-198 (+), U-212 (+), U-218, U-243 (+), U-247, U-286, U-299, U-307, U-315, U-319 (+), U-344, U-347 (+), U-354, U-361 (+), U-365, U-394, U-480, U-481, U-516, U-530, U-534, U-537, U-539, U-546, U-547, U-636, U-672 (+), U-673, U-711, U-716, U-736 (+), U-737, U-741, U-742 (+), U-745, U-748, U-763, U-771, U-802, U-804, U-855 (+), U-857, U-858, U-859 (+), U-861, U-862, U-921, U-953, U-956, U-965, U-992, U-994, U-995, U-1222 (+).
61 boats at sea.
General Events on 6 July
U-502 was the first U-boat sunk by a Wellington bomber and also the first victim of the Leigh Light A/S searchlight.
U-629 set up an automatic weather station on Bear Island.
U-737 landed on Bear Island to check on an automatic weather station.
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