List of all U-boats

U-2504

Type

XXI

 
Ordered6 Nov 1943
Laid down20 May 1944 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 2504)
Launched18 Jul 1944
Commissioned12 Aug 1944Oblt. Horst Günther
Commanders
12 Aug 1944 - 19 Nov 1944  Oblt. Horst Günther
Career
No patrols
12 Aug 1944-19 Nov 1944  31. Flottille (training)
20 Nov 1944-3 May 1945  8. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Decommissioned on 19 Nov 1944.

Scuttled at 0700hrs on 3 May 1945 near Hamburg, position not known. Wreck broken up.

Final location

This boat had a faulty construction and was assigned to training and experimental purposes only. She had a double propeller fitted (one reverse).

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-2504 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel