U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-637

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
23 Apr 1945Stavanger28 Apr 1945Stavanger6 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Wolfgang Riekeberg

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-637

We have 2 daily positions for the 6 days U-637 was at sea.

Departure from Stavanger on 23 Apr 1945.
24 Apr 1945 - 25 Apr 1945 - 26 Apr 1945 - 27 Apr 1945 -
Arrival at Stavanger on 28 Apr 1945.

Ships hit by U-637 during this patrol

General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-637 during this patrol

26 Apr 1945
Norwegian MTBs (motor torpedo boats) 711 and 723 claimed a German U-boat sunk near Utsira, Norway. Their target was U-637, which was not sunk. The commander of U-637 shot himself after being seriously wounded in the face. The Engineering Officer brought the boat to port. Several of the crew died in action. [Kapitänleutnant Wolfgang Riekeberg] (Sources: Klart til kamp, Helge Storm Bjercke (1954). Axel Niestlé.)

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