List of all U-boats

U-2552

Type

XXI

 
Ordered6 Nov 1943
Laid down10 Dec 1944 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 2552)
Launched31 Mar 1945
Commissioned21 Apr 1945Kptlt. Johannes Rudolph
Commanders
25 Apr 1945 - 3 May 1945  Kptlt. Johannes Rudolph
Career
No patrols
21 Apr 1945-3 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Scuttled on 3 May 1945 in Kiel harbor south-west of buoy B2, in position 54.21.1N, 10.09.6E. Wreck broken up.

Final location

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-2552 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