|Ordered||15 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||23 Sep 1941||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 610)|
|Launched||10 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||6 Aug 1942||Oblt. Hans-Günther Brosin|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 7,176 GRT|
Sunk 30 Aug 1943 in the North Atlantic east of the Azores, in position 40.13N, 19.24W, by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Stork and the British corvette HMS Stonecrop. 47 dead (all hands lost).
U-634 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Westmark (6 Mar 1943 - 11 Mar 1943)
Amsel (22 Apr 1943 - 3 May 1943)
Amsel 2 (3 May 1943 - 6 May 1943)
Elbe (7 May 1943 - 10 May 1943)
Elbe 1 (10 May 1943 - 14 May 1943)
Attacks on this boat and other events
18 Apr 1943
09.10 hrs, Atlantic NW of Finisterre, outbound: the boat was attacked by Australian Sunderland Mk.III DV969 (10 Sqdn RAAF/E, pilot F/O E.H. Farmer). Two 250lb GP bombs were dropped on the first run, falling 30m (98ft) astern. U-634 fought off a second attack (six depth charges) with AA fire before diving with minor damage to the conning tower from strafing. The Sunderland was hit in the nose and starboard wing and two of the 12 crew were wounded by shell splinters. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)
13 Jun 1943
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:British Sunderland flying boat (228 Sqdn RAF/U)
3 recorded attacks on this boat.
Men lost from the boat
10 Mar 1943
A man was lost overboard. [Bootsmaat Ernst Adam]
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Crest of Schwäbisch Hall