Events on this day

26 November

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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 (2) Launched (0) Commissioned (3)
No U-boat orders on this date1939: U-106
1941: U-529
No boats launched on this date1938: U-56
1941: U-174
1942: U-650
These are commissioned boats. For more see our Shipyard pages.

Allied Ships hit on this date

 U-boatCommanderName of shipTonsCountryConvoy
 U-262FrankeOcean Crusader 7,178   brHX-216
 U-663SchmidBarberrys 5,170   brSC-110
 UD-3RigeleIndra 5,041   nw
* 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-263. The damaged inbound U-263 met an enemy submarine, which fired two torpedoes, but both missed their target.

U-boats lost

No U-boats were lost on this date, 26 November.

- 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, 26 November.

- For more information on Men lost from U-boats check out this page.

Personnel Information

The following men were born on this day:
Gerhard Bigalk (1908), Dietrich Giersberg (1917).

The following men died on this day:
Karl-Dietrich Benthin (1990), August-Wilhelm Hewicker (1971), J├╝rgen Hillmann (1984), Fritz Ufermann (1996).

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 26 November

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.


U-boats entering base:
To Wilhelmshaven, Germany: U-33 (29 days)


From Lorient, France: U-67

U-boats entering base:
To Brest, France: U-561 (26 days)
To La Pallice U-571 (36 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-133 (36 days), U-552 (33 days), U-567 (33 days), U-577 (38 days)


From Brest, France: U-604
From Kiel, Germany: U-302

U-boats entering base:
To Lorient, France: U-108 (33 days), U-507 (3 days), U-509 (43 days)
To Pola U-407 (25 days)


U-boats entering base:
To Kristiansand U-284 (4 days)
To La Pallice U-373 (52 days)
To Marviken U-364 (4 days)
To St. Nazaire, France: U-267 (55 days), U-281 (52 days)


From Batavia: U-510
From Bergen, Norway: U-650
From Egersund: U-486, U-1009
From Farsund: U-1209 (lost 23 days later)

U-boats at sea on 26 November

Boats entering port on this day are not counted, but boats departing for patrol are. (+) indicates the boat was lost during this patrol.


U-26, U-28, U-29, U-31, U-35 (+), U-38, U-41, U-43, U-47, U-48, U-49, U-53.
12 boats at sea.


U-29, U-43, U-47, U-52, U-65, U-93, U-94, U-95, U-100, U-101, U-103, U-104 (+), U-123, U-138, U-140.
15 boats at sea.


U-43, U-67, U-68, U-69, U-81, U-85, U-95 (+), U-96, U-98, U-105, U-124, U-126, U-129, U-201, U-205, U-331, U-332, U-372, U-375, U-402, U-431, U-434 (+), U-451, U-453, U-557, U-558, U-559, U-562, U-565, U-572, U-574 (+), U-575, U-578, U-652, U-752, UA.
36 boats at sea.


U-9, U-24, U-43, U-67, U-68, U-77, U-81, U-83, U-84, U-86, U-91, U-92, U-103, U-105, U-106, U-118, U-124, U-126, U-128, U-129, U-130, U-134, U-135, U-154, U-155, U-159, U-160, U-161, U-163, U-172, U-174, U-176, U-177, U-178, U-181, U-183, U-185, U-209, U-211, U-212, U-217, U-221, U-224, U-254 (+), U-262, U-263, U-264, U-332, U-334, U-354, U-373, U-375, U-376, U-378, U-383, U-405, U-439, U-445, U-454, U-455, U-460, U-461, U-462, U-465, U-504, U-505, U-508, U-510, U-511, U-513, U-515, U-518, U-519, U-521, U-522, U-524, U-552, U-553, U-561, U-562, U-564, U-565, U-566, U-569, U-586, U-592, U-600, U-601, U-603, U-604, U-606, U-608, U-610, U-611 (+), U-613, U-615, U-617, U-618, U-623, U-624, U-625, U-653, U-657, U-663, U-752, U-753, U-758, UD-3.
108 boats at sea.


U-19, U-20, U-68, U-86 (+), U-92, U-103, U-107, U-129, U-154, U-155, U-170, U-172 (+), U-190, U-193, U-212, U-214, U-218, U-219, U-223, U-228, U-230, U-238, U-262, U-269, U-277, U-307, U-311, U-333, U-354, U-358, U-360, U-387, U-391 (+), U-407, U-415, U-421, U-424, U-426, U-445, U-453, U-488, U-510, U-515, U-516, U-518, U-530, U-537, U-541, U-542 (+), U-543, U-544 (+), U-552, U-575, U-586, U-593, U-608, U-616, U-618, U-625, U-629, U-636, U-653, U-667, U-672, U-709, U-713, U-714, U-734, U-741, U-761, U-764, U-801, U-843, U-850 (+), U-962, U-963, U-967, U-969, U-976.
79 boats at sea.


U-170, U-181, U-195, U-219, U-286, U-293, U-295, U-296, U-297 (+), U-299, U-300, U-310, U-313, U-315, U-318, U-322 (+), U-365 (+), U-387 (+), U-396, U-400 (+), U-475, U-479 (+), U-481, U-486, U-510, U-637, U-650, U-668, U-679 (+), U-680, U-772 (+), U-775, U-806, U-862, U-870, U-877 (+), U-958, U-965, U-978, U-979, U-991, U-997, U-1003, U-1020 (+), U-1053, U-1163, U-1202, U-1209 (+), U-1221, U-1223, U-1227, U-1228, U-1230, U-1231, U-1232.
55 boats at sea.

General Events on 26 November

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