List of all U-boats




Ordered20 Jan 1941
Laid down23 Mar 1942 F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel (werk 666)
Launched24 Nov 1942
Commissioned9 Jan 1943 Oblt. Raimar Ziesmer
9 Jan 1943 - 25 May 1943  Oblt. Reimar Ziesmer
29 Sep 1943 - 29 May 1944  Oblt. Curt Hartmann
30 May 1944 - 4 Jun 1944  Oblt. Ludo Kregelin
5 Jun 1944 - 5 May 1945  Oblt. Herbert Mumm
No patrols
9 Jan 1943-25 May 1943  5. Flottille (training)
29 Sep 1943-30 Apr 1944  24. Flottille (training)
1 May 1944-28 Feb 1945  21. Flottille (school boat)
1 Mar 1945-5 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 14 May 1943 inside pontoon No. 5 of the Germaniawerft shipyard in Kiel, by bombs during US air raid (8th AF). No casualties.

Raised on 22 May 1943, repaired and returned to service on 29 September 1943.

Scuttled on 5 May 1945 in the Baltic Sea west of Schleimünde, in position 54.37N, 10.03E, after being damaged by air attack of British Typhoon aircraft (184 and 245 Sqn RAF) the day before. No casualties.

Final location

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-236 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 Elephant

Media links

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

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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