German submarine U-236

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Career (Nazi Germany)
Name: U-236
Ordered: 20 January 1941
Builder: Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel
Yard number: 666
Laid down: 23 March 1942
Launched: 24 November 1942
Commissioned: 9 January 1943
Fate: Scuttled in May 1945
General characteristics
Type: Type VIIC submarine
Displacement: 769 tonnes (757 long tons) surfaced
871 t (857 long tons) submerged
Length: 67.1 m (220 ft 2 in) o/a
50.5 m (165 ft 8 in) pressure hull
Beam: 6.2 m (20 ft 4 in) o/a
4.7 m (15 ft 5 in) pressure hull
Draft: 4.74 m (15 ft 7 in)
Propulsion: 2 × supercharged Germaniawerft 6-cylinder 4-stroke F46 diesel engines, totalling 2,800–3,200 bhp (2,100–2,400 kW). Max rpm: 470-490
2 × electric motors, totalling 750 shp (560 kW) and max rpm: 296.
Speed: 17.7 knots (32.8 km/h; 20.4 mph) surfaced
7.6 knots (14.1 km/h; 8.7 mph) submerged
Range: 8,500 nmi (15,700 km; 9,800 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph) surfaced
80 nmi (150 km; 92 mi) at 4 knots (7.4 km/h; 4.6 mph) submerged
Test depth: 230 m (750 ft)
Crush depth: 250–295 m (820–968 ft)
Complement: 44–52 officers and ratings
Armament:
Service record[1]
Part of: 5th U-boat Flotilla
(19 December 1942–20 May 1943)
24th U-boat Flotilla
(29 September 1943–30 April 1944)
21st U-boat Flotilla
(1 May–28 February 1945)
31st U-boat Flotilla
(1 March–5 May 1945)
Commanders: Oblt.z.S. Reimar Ziesmer
(9 January–30 May 1943)
Oblt.z.S. Curt Hartmann
(29 September 1943–29 May 1944)
Ludo Kreglin
(30 May–4 June 1944)
Oblt.z.S. Herbert Mumm
(5 June 1944–4 May 1945)
Operations: None
Victories: None

German submarine U-236 was a Type VIIC U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II.

The submarine was laid down on 23 March 1942 at the Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft yard at Kiel as yard number 666, launched on 24 November and commissioned on 9 January 1943 under the command of Oberleutnant zur See Reimar Ziesmer.[1]

After training with the 5th U-boat Flotilla at Kiel, she spent the rest of the war as a 'school' boat. U-236 was transferred to the 24th flotilla on 29 September 1943, the 21st flotilla on 1 May 1944 and the 31st flotilla on 1 March 1945.

She was scuttled near Schleimünde, (north of Kiel), on 5 May 1945.

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Notes
  1. ^ a b "The Type VIIC boat U-236 - German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net". uboat.net. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
Bibliography
  • Busch, Rainer; Röll, Hans-Joachim (1999). Deutsche U-Boot-Verluste von September 1939 bis Mai 1945. Der U-Boot-Krieg (in German) IV (Hamburg, Berlin, Bonn: Mittler). ISBN 3-8132-0514-2. 
  • Gröner, Erich (1985). U-Boote, Hilfskreuzer, Minenschiffe, Netzleger, Sperrbrecher. Die deutschen Kriegsschiffe 1815-1945 (in German) III (Koblenz: Bernard & Graefe). ISBN 3-7637-4802-4. 

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Coordinates: 54°37′N 10°03′E / 54.617°N 10.050°E / 54.617; 10.050