|Ordered||20 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||2 Oct 1941||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 612)|
|Launched||25 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||20 Aug 1942||Oblt. Hans Hildebrandt|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 7,169 GRT|
U-636 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Iller (12 May 1943 - 15 May 1943)
Donau 1 (15 May 1943 - 26 May 1943)
Isegrim (1 Jan 1944 - 7 Jan 1944)
Donner (11 Apr 1944 - 20 Apr 1944)
Donner & Keil (20 Apr 1944 - 2 May 1944)
Trutz (28 Jun 1944 - 10 Jul 1944)
Dachs (1 Sep 1944 - 5 Sep 1944)
Zorn (26 Sep 1944 - 1 Oct 1944)
Grimm (1 Oct 1944 - 2 Oct 1944)
Panther (16 Oct 1944 - 10 Nov 1944)
Stier (4 Dec 1944 - 15 Dec 1944)
Attacks on this boat
20 Jul 1944
At 03.10 hours, the boat was attacked in the Norwegian Sea by a Liberator aircraft (RAF Sqdn 86/B, pilot S/Ldr Terry M. Bulloch, DSO, DFC & Bar), which was damaged by AA fire before being able to drop its depth charges in the foggy weather. The aircraft made it back to base on two engines, after the crew jettisoned all surplus weight including all guns and ammunition. (Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)
13 Dec 1944
During an air attack on U-636, the machine gun exploded, wounding four crew members.
29 Jan 1945
U-636 was shelled by a German coastal battery off Stavanger, Norway, but suffered no damage.
3 recorded attacks on this boat.
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in March 1945 but it was of course installed prior to that date. Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-636 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat! See the emblem page for this boat or view each one below.