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S-Boats in the Kriegsmarine 1935 - 1945

Loss of "S 226"


Boat of Type S 100 (here "S 198") - Picture: Archives Förderverein

The Boat "S 226" under command af Lt.z.S. Heinrich von Glasenapp, which had left Travemünde together with "S 170" was after an attack by RAF SQN 193 with 12 Taphoon IB aircraft 10 nm sotheast of Fehmarn marked as missing in the war-diary of the war-at-sea-high-command (KTB der SKL). The boot was scuttled on 06.05.1945 south of Lolland. The survivors could go ashore under leadership of it's captain at Kramnitse with helpo of the remained undamaged rescue-equipment and report to the police at Nakskov.

In spring 2012 the danish authorities established a no-diving-area around the position 54°39,700' N 11°11,800' E ein, which was cancelled after recovery of ammunition from the wreck and the bottom of the sea around it. 

Mr. Reinhard Öser of the Interessengruppe

 Marine Research Germany 

has dived at the wreck and sent us pictures from his diving activities. 

Sternsection "S 226"

Aft end of the Stb-Torpedo-Tube

Bb-Torpedo-Tube with closed Front-Hatch

Well of the Forward 20mm-Flak


Well of the Forward 20mm-Flak

Forecastle of "S 226"

Forecastle of "S 226"