Events on this day

6 July

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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 (5) Launched (4) Commissioned (0)
No U-boat orders on this date1935: U-14
1940: U-151, U-152
1942: U-367
1943: U-1105
1943: U-676, U-677, U-1191
1944: U-3502
No boats commissioned on this date
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date


 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
1940 
 U-30LempAngele Mabro 3,154   ag
 U-34RollmannVapper 4,543   es
1942 
 U-132VogelsangAnastassios Pateras 3,382   grQS-15
 U-132VogelsangDinaric 2,555   brQS-15
 U-132VogelsangHainaut 4,312   beQS-15
 U-154KölleLalita 65   pa
 U-201SchneeAvila Star 14,443   br
 U-255RecheJohn Witherspoon 7,191   amPQ-17
 U-375KönenkampHero 1,376   nw
 U-67Müller-StöckheimBayard 2,160   nw
1943 
 U-177GysaeJasper Park 7,129   ca
 U-198HartmannHydraios 4,476   gr
 U-453SchlippenbachShahjehan 5,454   brMWS-36
 U-759FriedrichPoelau Roebiah 9,251   nlZG-36
1944 
 U-218 [Mine]BeckerHMS Empire Halberd (F 160) (d)7,177   br
 76,668
* 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

1942

U-153. The boat was sunk in an air attack by the US A-20A Havoc aircraft 40-106 (59th BS USAAF, pilot 1stLt M.E. Groover) in the Caribbean Sea north-west of Aruba. (Axel Niestlé)

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)

1943

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-462. A British B-24 Liberator bomber (Sqdn 224, pilot E. J. J. Spindler) attacked the boat, causing enough damage to force a return to base. (Blair, vol 2, page 359)

U-193. An unidentified aircraft hit the boat, wounding two men and destroying the Metox radar detector. (Blair, vol 2, page 345)

1944

U-198. Two Ventura bombers based in South Africa were fought off with flak after attacking. The boat was only slightly damaged and was able to continue the patrol. (Blair, vol 2, page 540)


U-boats lost


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.


Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Heinrich Klapdor (1914), Wolfgang Leu (1917), Gustav Schröder (1921), Sigurd Seeger (1920).

The following men died on this day:
Guido Hyronimus (1944), Hans Roeder-Pesch (1977), Jürgen von Rosenstiel (1942), Günther Zedelius (1981).

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.


1940

Sailed:
From Bergen, Norway: U-61
From Kiel, Germany: U-58

U-boats entering base:
To Kiel, Germany: U-47 (34 days)
To Wilhelmshaven, Germany: U-28 (48 days)


1941


Sailed:
From Bergen, Norway: U-143
From Horten, Norway: U-451

U-boats entering base:
To Stormelö U-145 (19 days)


1942


Sailed:
From Harstad: U-251

U-boats entering base:
To Brest, France: U-653 (73 days)
To Neidenfjord U-334 (22 days), U-456 (12 days)


1943


Sailed:
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)


1944


Sailed:
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.

1940

U-29, U-30, U-34, U-43, U-52, U-56, U-58, U-61, U-65, U-99, UA.
11 boats at sea.

1941

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.

1942

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.

1943

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.

1944

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.

1945

U-530, U-977.
2 boats at sea.


General Events on 6 July

1942

U-502 was the first U-boat sunk by a Wellington bomber and also the first victim of the Leigh Light A/S searchlight.


1943

U-629 set up an automatic weather station on Bear Island.


1944

U-737 landed on Bear Island to check on an automatic weather station.

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