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U-36

CountryGermany
Ship ClassType VII-class Submarine
Builder NameKrupp Germania Werft
Yard Number559
Slip/Drydock NumberI
Ordered25 Mar 1935
Laid Down2 Mar 1936
Launched4 Nov 1936
Commissioned16 Dec 1936
Sunk4 Dec 1939
MachineryTwo MAN AG 6-cylinder diesel engines, two BBC GG UB 720/8 electric motors
Crew40
Armament4x bow torpedo tubes, 1x external stern torpedo tube, 11 torpedoes, 1x88mm deck gun

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ww2dbaseU-36 was a Type VIIA submarine of the German Navy. Before the European War began, she sailed in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea under Lieutenant Captain Klaus Ewerth, largely as a training vessel. On 1 Feb 1939, Lieutenant Commander Wilhelm Fröhlich took command. Under Fröhlich, she departed from Kiel, Germany on 13 Aug 1939 in anticipation for the start of the European War, and remained on patrol for one month, sinking two steamers, one British and the other Swedish. On 17 Nov, Naval High Command issued the secret order for U-36 and U-38 to scout the location for Basis Nord, a secret German naval base for raids on Allied shipping off of the Kola Peninsula in northern Russia, which was offered by the Russians in secret for use as a staging point for German merchant raiding missions. En route, she was spotted by British submarine HMS Salmon, which sank U-36 near the port city of Stavanger in southern Norway on 4 Dec 1939 with a single torpedo. U-36 was lost with all hands.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia.

Last Major Revision: May 2009

U-36 Operational Timeline

2 Mar 1936 U-36 was launched.
4 Nov 1936 U-36 was commissioned into service.
16 Dec 1936 U-36 was commissioned into service.
1 Feb 1939 Lieutenant Commander Wilhelm Fröhlich took command of U-36.
13 Aug 1939 U-36 departed Kiel, Germany.
17 Nov 1939 U-36 set sail for Basis Nord, a secret base on the Kola Peninsula in northern Russia provided by the Soviet Union.
4 Dec 1939 En route to Basis Nord in northern Russia, U-36 was sunk by British submarine HMS Salmon with the loss of all hands.

Photographs

German Navy Lieutenant Captain Klaus Ewerth and his sailors boarding U-36, Kiel, Germany, 14 Dec 1936German submarine U-36 at sea, late 1936, photo 1 of 3
See all 4 photographs of Submarine U-36



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German Navy Lieutenant Captain Klaus Ewerth and his sailors boarding U-36, Kiel, Germany, 14 Dec 1936German submarine U-36 at sea, late 1936, photo 1 of 3
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