|Ordered||20 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||3 Oct 1941||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 611)|
|Launched||24 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||13 Aug 1942||Oblt. Heinz Eckelmann|
|Successes||2 ships damaged, total tonnage 14,894 GRT|
Left Kiel, Germany on 16 March, 1943.
Sunk 5 April, 1943 in the North Atlantic south-west of Iceland, in position 58.20N, 31.52W, by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (Sqdn. 120/N). 47 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB, March 1985).
Previously recorded fate
U-635 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
L÷wenherz (1 Apr 1943 - 5 Apr 1943)
Men lost from the boat
15 Feb 1943
A man from U-635 took his own life in Hamburg. [Maschinengefreiter Werner Grande]
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -