|Ordered||25 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||16 Nov 1939||Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 266)|
|Launched||18 May 1940|
|Commissioned||15 Jun 1940||Oblt. Herbert Wohlfahrt (Knights Cross)|
|Successes||6 ships sunk, total tonnage 24,136 GRT|
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 4,917 GRT
1 auxiliary warship damaged, total tonnage 10,552 GRT
Scuttled on 2 May, 1945 in the Raederschleuse at Wilhelmshaven. Wreck broken up, date unknown.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-137 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 3 emblem entry for this boat! See the emblem page for this boat or view each one below.
There was another U-137 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 16 Dec 1916 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 8 Jan 1918. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about the U 137 during WWI.