List of all U-boats

U-336

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down28 Mar 1941 Nordseewerke, Emden (werk 208)
Launched4 Dec 1941
Commissioned14 Feb 1942Oblt. Hans Hunger
Commanders
14 Feb 1942 - 5 Oct 1943  Kptlt. Hans Hunger
Career
5 patrols
14 Feb 1942-30 Nov 1942  5. Flottille (training)
1 Dec 1942-5 Oct 1943  1. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 4,919 GRT
Fate

Sunk 5 Oct, 1943 in the Straits of Denmark south-west of Iceland, in position 62.43N, 27.17W, by rockets from a British Hudson aircraft (Sqdn. 269/F). 50 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB, August 1994).

Loss position

See the 1 ships hit by U-336 - View the 5 war patrols

Previously recorded fate

  • Sunk 4 Oct, 1943 southwest of Iceland, in position 60.40N, 26.30W, by depth charges from an American Ventura aircraft (VB-128). (Postwar assessment)
    Notes. This attack accounted for the loss of U-279.

Wolfpack operations

U-336 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Ungestüm (11 Dec 1942 - 30 Dec 1942)
   Neuland (8 Mar 1943 - 13 Mar 1943)
   Dränger (14 Mar 1943 - 20 Mar 1943)
   Seewolf (21 Mar 1943 - 30 Mar 1943)
   Oder (17 May 1943 - 19 May 1943)
   Mosel (19 May 1943 - 24 May 1943)
   Trutz (1 Jun 1943 - 16 Jun 1943)
   Trutz 2 (16 Jun 1943 - 29 Jun 1943)
   Geier 3 (30 Jun 1943 - 10 Jul 1943)
   Rossbach (24 Sep 1943 - 5 Oct 1943)

Attacks on this boat and other events

10 Jul 1943
An unidentified aircraft attacked the boat causing slight damage. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 346)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

General notes on this boat

12 Nov 1942. On 12 November 1942, U-336 collided with the escort minesweeper M 1906 in the North Sea. The U-boat was damaged and had to return to base.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-336 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay