|Ordered||25 Mar 1935|
|Laid down||2 Mar 1936||F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 559)|
|Launched||4 Nov 1936|
|Commissioned||16 Dec 1936||Kptlt. Klaus Ewerth|
|Successes||2 ships sunk, total tonnage 2,813 GRT|
1 ship captured, total tonnage 1,617 GRT
Sunk on 4 December 1939 in the North Sea south-west of Kristiansand, in position 57.00N, 05.20E, by a torpedo from the British submarine HMS Salmon. 40 dead (all hands lost).
Attacks on this boat and other events
17 Sep 1939
British submarine HMS Seahorse (96 S) fired a spread of three torpedoes at U-36, which had just stopped to question a neutral Danish steamer. The U-boat was lucky to escape harm, as one of the torpedoes passed directly underneath her. (Sources: Dr. Jürgen Rohwer, Herbert Ritschel)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-36 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
There was another U-36 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 6 Jun 1914 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 14 Nov 1914. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 36 during WWI.
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