|Ordered||10 Apr 1941|
|Laid down||29 Nov 1941||F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1533)|
|Launched||31 Oct 1942|
|Commissioned||16 Jan 1943||Oblt. Reinhard Reff|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Attacks on this boat
24 May 1944
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down: British Wellington (612 Sqdn RAF/L, pilot F/O K.M. Davies)
The inbound boat shot down the Wellington (killing all six crewmen) shortly after being severely damaged and left unable to dive by a British Liberator aircraft (224 Sqdn RAF/C, pilot F/L E.W. Lindsay) in the Bay of Biscay. The badly damaged U-736 was later escorted into Lorient by five minesweepers.(Sources: Franks/Zimmerman)
1 recorded attack on this 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.