|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 and other events
24 May 1944
Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down: British Wellington bomber (612 Sqn RAF/L, pilot F/O K.M. Davies)
Bay of Biscay, inbound: the boat shot down the Wellington (killing the crew of six) shortly after being left unable to dive following an attack by a British B-24 Liberator (RAF Sqn 224/C, pilot F/L E.W. Lindsay). 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.
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.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.