List of all U-boats

U-2506

Type

XXI

 
Ordered6 Nov 1943
Laid down29 May 1944 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 2506)
Launched5 Aug 1944
Commissioned31 Aug 1944Oblt. Horst von Schroeter (Knights Cross)
Commanders
31 Aug 1944 - 9 May 1945  Kptlt. Horst von Schroeter (Knights Cross)
Career
No patrols
31 Aug 1944-1 Apr 1945  31. Flottille (training)
1 Apr 1945-8 May 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Bergen, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Departed Bergen 17 June
Arrived Lerwick, Shetlands 18 June
Departed Lerwick 19 June
Arrived Lisahally, Northern Ireland 21 June

She was taken from Moville sunk on 5 Jan 1946 at 1810 hours in position 55.37N, 07.30W during Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
On 1 Jan, 1946 she was taken to Moville. From there she was sunk on 5 Jan, 1946 at 1810 hours in position 55.37N, 07.30W.

Final location

Blue marker shows final fate during Operation Deadlight. Orange marker shows German surrender.

This boat is a dive site

Innes McCartney dove on this boat in 2002 (see his report).

Depth: 216 feet (66 meters)
Position (lat, long): 55.37, -7.30

See more U-boat dive sites.

Attacks on this boat and other events

19 Apr 1945
An unidentified Allied aircraft attacked U-2506 in Norwegian waters. No record of any damage, but the boat (not on active service) sailed to Bergen, where she surrendered in early May. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 676)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-2506 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


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Media links


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


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

Wynn, Kenneth


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel