|Ordered||7 Aug 1939|
|Laid down||2 Oct 1940||Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 15)|
|Launched||5 Jul 1941|
|Commissioned||30 Aug 1941||Kptlt. Heinrich Zimmermann|
|Successes||5 ships sunk, total tonnage 23,649 GRT|
2 warships sunk, total tonnage 1,850 tons
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 8,955 GRT
Sunk on 11 July 1942 in the North Atlantic west of Madeira, in position 33.30N, 22.52W, by depth charges from the Free French destroyer Léopard, the British frigate HMS Spey and the British sloop HMS Pelican. 45 dead (all hands lost).
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-136 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 emblems individually below.
There was another U-136 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 7 Nov 1917 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 15 Aug 1918. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 136 during WWI.