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Ordered10 Apr 1941
Laid down29 Nov 1941 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1533)
Launched31 Oct 1942
Commissioned16 Jan 1943Oblt. Reinhard Reff
16 Jan 1943 - 6 Aug 1944  Oblt. (R) Reinhard Reff
2 patrols
16 Jan 1943-31 Mar 1944  8. Flottille (training)
1 Apr 1944-6 Aug 1944  1. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 6 August 1944 in the Bay of Biscay south-west of Lorient, France, in position 47.19N, 04.16W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Loch Killin. 28 dead and 19 survivors.

Loss position

View the 2 war patrols

Attacks on this boat and other events

24 May 1944
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down: British Wellington bomber (612 Sqn RAF/L, pilot F/O K.M. Davies)

Bay of Biscay, inbound: the boat shot down the Wellington (killing the crew of six) shortly after being left unable to dive following an attack by a British B-24 Liberator (RAF Sqn 224/C, pilot F/L E.W. Lindsay). The badly damaged U-736 was later escorted into Lorient by five minesweepers.

(Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Schnorchel-fitted U-boat

This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus and sailed equipped with it in August 1944 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-736 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

Compass Rose

Media links

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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