List of all U-boats




Ordered20 Jan 1941
Laid down23 Apr 1942 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 667)
Launched17 Dec 1942
Commissioned30 Jan 1943Oblt. Hubert Nordheimer
31 Jan 1943 - 26 May 1943  Kptlt. Hubert Nordheimer
27 May 1943 - 7 Oct 1943   (boat was vacant)
8 Oct 1943 - Sep, 1944  Oblt. Lothar K├Ânig
Sep, 1944 - Oct, 1944  Oblt. Johannes van Stipriaan
Oct, 1944 - 4 Apr 1945  Kptlt. Karl-Heinz Menard
No patrols
30 Jan 1943-20 May 1943  5. Flottille (training)
8 Oct 1943-28 Feb 1945  23. Flottille (trial boat)
1 Mar 1945-4 Apr 1945  31. Flottille (-)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 14 May 1943 inside pontoon No. 5 of the Germaniawerft shipyard in Kiel, by bombs during US air raid (8th AF).

Raised on 26 May 1943, repaired and returned to service on 8 October 1943.

Sunk on 4 April 1945 at the fitting out quay of Germaniawerft dockyard in Kiel, by bombs during US air raid (8th AF). 1 dead, unknown number of survivors.

Loss position

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-237 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.

Reptile on a Globe

Media links

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel