List of all U-boats




Ordered7 Aug 1939
Laid down2 Oct 1940 Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 15)
Launched5 Jul 1941
Commissioned30 Aug 1941Kptlt. Heinrich Zimmermann
30 Aug 1941 - 11 Jul 1942  Kptlt. Heinrich Zimmermann
3 patrols
30 Aug 1941-31 Dec 1941  6. Flottille (training)
1 Jan 1942-11 Jul 1942  6. Flottille (active service)
Successes5 ships sunk, total tonnage 23,649 GRT
2 warships sunk, total tonnage 1,850 tons
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 8,955 GRT

Sunk on 11 July 1942 in the North Atlantic west of Madeira, in position 33.30N, 22.52W, by depth charges from the Free French destroyer Léopard, the British frigate HMS Spey and the British sloop HMS Pelican. 45 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 8 ships hit by U-136 - View the 3 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-136 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Schlei (1 Feb 1942 - 12 Feb 1942)
   Hai (3 Jul 1942 - 11 Jul 1942)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-136 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.

Black Lobster

Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay

There was another U-136 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 7 Nov 1917 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 15 Aug 1918. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 136 during WWI.

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