Patrol info for U-637
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|23 Apr 1945||Stavanger||28 Apr 1945||Stavanger||6 days|
Kptlt. Wolfgang Riekeberg
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-637
We have 2 daily positions for the 6 days U-637 was at sea.
Ships hit by U-637 during this patrol
General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-637 during this patrol
26 Apr 1945
Norwegian MTBs (motor torpedo boats) 711 and 723 claimed a German U-boat sunk near Utsira, Norway. Their target was U-637, which was not sunk. The commander of U-637 shot himself after being seriously wounded in the face. The Engineering Officer brought the boat to port. Several of the crew died in action. [Kapitänleutnant Wolfgang Riekeberg] (Sources: Klart til kamp, Helge Storm Bjercke (1954). Axel Niestlé.)
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