U-boat fates

U-boats after World War Two

These are the German U-boats that surrendered at the end of World War Two and were spared from Operation Deadlight for one reason or another. They include the U-boats that were stationed in the Far East when the war in Europe ended and were taken over by the Imperial Japanese Navy in May 1945.

New: Map of these boats and their final fate

48 boats

U-181U-190U-195U-219U-234U-310U-315U-324U-510U-511
U-530U-573U-712U-805U-858U-862U-873U-889U-926U-953
U-977U-995U-1057U-1058U-1064U-1105U-1108U-1171U-1202U-1228
U-1231U-1305U-1406U-1407U-2326U-2353U-2513U-2518U-2529U-3008
U-3017U-3035U-3041U-3515U-4706UD-5UIT-24UIT-25


Of these 48 U-boats, 30 were allocated to the Allies by the Tripartite Naval Commission. Of the remaining 18, one was handed back to the Dutch Navy, three were scrapped in Norway, seven were sunk in the Far East, two were sunk in the USA, four were taken over by Norway and one was taken over by France

TNC Allocation to UK: U-190, U-712, U-953, U-1108, U-1171, U-1407, U-2326, U-2348, U-2518, U-3017. Note: Of these U-190 was transferred on loan to Canada, and U-2348 and U-2518 were transferred on loan to France
TNC Allocation to USA: U-234, U-530, U-858, U-873, U-889, U-977, U-1105, U-1406, U-2513, U-3008
TNC Allocation to USSR: U-1057, U-1058, U-1064, U-1231, U-1305, U-2353, U-2529, U-3035, U-3041, U-3515
Sunk in the Far East: U-181, U-195, U-219, U-511, U-862, U-IT-24, U-IT-25
Sunk in the USA: U-805, U-1228
Scrapped in Norway: U-310, U-315, U-324
Returned to Holland: UD-5
Taken over by Norway: U-926, U-995, U-1202, U-4706
Taken over by France: U-510


The Individual U-boats

U-boatTypeNotes on fate
U-190IXC/40

Surrendered on 14 May 1945 at Bay Bulls, Newfoundland.

Post-war information
The boat was taken to St. John's in June and then to Halifax, Canada. Used for tests and finally sunk 21 Oct 1947 off Nova Scotia by bombs and gunfire from the Canadian destroyer HMCS Nootka and the minesweeper HMCS New Liskeard and several Fireflies and Seafire aircraft.

U-234XB

Surrendered at Portsmouth, New Hampshire on May 19 1945 (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Post-war information
Arrived at Portsmouth Navy Yard, NH on 19 May 45. Minor refit. Used for limited trials in early 1946. U-234 was sunk by a torpedo from USS Greenfish during trials approximately 40 miles north-east off Cape Cod, on the US east coast on 20 Nov 1947.

U-310VIIC

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

Post-war information
Unseaworthy. Not transferred to UK. Scrapped on-site in Norway in March 1947.

U-315VIIC

Surrendered at Trondheim, Norway on 9 May 1945.

Post-war information
Unseaworthy. Not transferred to UK. Scrapped on-site in Norway in March 1947.

U-324VIIC/41

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

Post-war information
Unseaworthy. Not transferred to UK. Scrapped on-site in Norway in March 1947.

U-510IXC

Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at St. Nazaire, France (Waller and Niestlé, 2010).

Post-war information
Unseaworthy. Not transferred to UK. Became the French submarine Bouan. Stricken 1 May, 1959 as Q176. Broken up in 1960.

U-530IXC/40

Surrendered on 10 July 1945 at Mar del Plata, Argentina.

Post-war information
Transferred to USA and used for tests. Scuttled during tests on 28 Nov 1947 north-east of Cape Cod, by a torpedo. Map position is approximate.

U-573VIIC

Badly damaged on 1 May 1942 in the Mediterranean Sea north-west of Ténès, in position 37.00N, 01.00E, by depth charges from a British Hudson aircraft (233 Sqn RAF/M).

Post-war information
Interned at Cartagena, Spain on 2 May 1942. Sold to Spain on 2 Aug, 1942. Became the Spanish submarine G 7. In service until May 1970.

U-712VIIC

Surrendered at Kristiansand, Norway on 9 May 1945.

Transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 31 May 1945.

Post-war information
Used for tests by the British and broken up at Hayle in 1950.

U-805IXC/40

Surrendered on 15 May 1945 at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Post-war information
Sunk on 8 Feb 1946 off Cape Cod by US submarine USS Sirago.

U-858IXC/40

Surrendered on 14 May 1945 at Lewes, Delaware, USA (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Post-war information
Transferred to Philadelphia Navy Yard, Penn on 19 May 45. Moved to New London, CT on 5 Jun 45. Minor refit. Used for limited trials in early 1946. Scuttled by US submarine USS Sirago on 21 Nov 1947 after being used for torpedo trials near New England. Map position is approximate.

U-873IXD2

Surrendered at Portsmouth, New Hampshire on 16 May 1945 (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Post-war information
Arrived at Portsmouth Navy Yard, NH on 17 May 45. Minor refit. Used for limited trials in early 1946. Sold for scrap in New York in Mar 48 to Interstate Metals Corp.

U-889IXC/40

Surrendered on 13 May 1945 at Shelburne, Canada, in position 43.32N, 65.12W (Waller & Niestlé, 2010). Transferred to Halifax on the 14th.

Post-war information
Transferred to the US Navy on 10 Jan 1946, arriving at Portsmouth Navy Yard, NH on 12 Jan 1946. Sunk on 20 Nov 1947 off Cape Cod by US submarine USS Flying Fish. Approximate map position.

U-926VIIC

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

Post-war information
Unseaworthy. Not transferred to UK. Taken over by Norway. Became the Norwegian submarine KNM Kya. Stricken 1962.

U-953VIIC

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

Post-war information
Transferred on 29 May, 1945 from Trondheim, Norway to England. Broken up after British Navy trials, in 1950.

U-977VIIC

Surrendered on 17 August 1945 at Mar del Plata, Argentina, after a 66-day submerged trip from Norway.

Post-war information
Moved to Rio Santiago Naval Base, Buenos Aires. Transferred to US Navy. Departed Rio Santiago on 11 Sept 45 escorted by USS Cherokee. Arrived in New London, CT on 12 Oct 45. Torpedoed off Cape Cod on 13 Nov 1946 during torpedo trials by the US submarine USS Atule. Map position is approximate.

U-995VIIC/41

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

Post-war information
Unseaworthy. Not transferred to UK. Taken over by Norway. Became the Norwegian submarine Kaura on 1 Dec, 1952. Stricken in 1965. Returned to Germany where she became a museum ship in Oct 1971.

U-1057VIIC

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

Transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 2 June 1945.

Post-war information
Allocated to USSR by the TNC. Arrived Libau (Latvia) on 4 Dec 45 with RN Pennant No: N.22. Allocated to Baltic Fleet on 13 Feb 46. Renamed S-81 on 9 Jun 49. Allocated as a test hulk to the Northern Fleet for atomic bomb tests in Sep 55. Transferred to the White Sea in 1956 as a test hulk. Heavily damaged in the Barents Sea off Novaja Zemlja on 24 Sep 57 during atomic bomb test. Struck from Soviet Navy list on 16 Oct 57. Broken-up for scrap.

U-1058VIIC

Surrendered at Loch Eriboll, Scotland on 10 May 1945. Later taken to Lisahally.

Post-war information
Allocated to the USSR by the TNC. Arrived Libau (Latvia) on 4 Dec 45 with RN Pennant No: N.23. Allocated to Baltic Fleet on 13 Feb 46. Renamed S-82 on 9 Jun 49. To reserve on 29 Dec 55. Designated as floating submarine battery recharging station PZS-32 on 18 Jan 56. Struck from Soviet Navy list on 25 Mar 58. Broken-up for scrap.

U-1064VIIC/41

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

Transferred to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 29 May 1945.

Post-war information
Allocated to the USSR by the TNC. Arrived Libau (Latvia) on 4 Dec 45 with RN Pennant No: N.24. Allocated to the Baltic Fleet on 13 Feb 46. Renamed S-83 on 9 Jun 49. To reserve on 29 Dec 55. Designated as floating submarine battery recharging station PZS-33 on 18 Jan 56. Re-designated as training hulk UTS-49 on 1 Jun 57. Struck from Soviet Navy list on 12 Mar 74. Broken-up for scrap.

U-1105VIIC/41

Surrendered at Loch Eriboll, Scotland on 10 May 1945.

Post-war information
Used for trials by the Royal Navy as N-16 between Jul 45 and Nov 45. Transferred to the US Navy in Dec 45, arriving at Portsmouth Navy Yard, NH on 2 Jan 1946. Sunk on 29 Sep 48 in Chesapeake Bay in the first of two depth charge tests. Raised on 18 Aug 49 and towed to the Potomac River. Sunk in a second depth charge test on 19 Sep 49 off Piney Point in the Potomac River, MD.

Re-discovered on June 29 1985. The boat lies in 91 feet deep water. The U-1105 site is one mile west of Piney Point, Maryland at latitude 38.08.10N, longitude 76.33.10W. This is now a Maryland historic shipwreck preserve dive site.

U-1108VIIC/41

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

Transferred to Lisahally on 27 May 1945.

Post-war information
Became a British N type submarine. Used for tests. Broken up at Briton Ferry, Wales in May 1949.

U-1171VIIC/41

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

Transferred to Lisahally on 27 May 1945.

Post-war information
Became the British submarine N 19. Broken up at Sunderland in April 1949.

U-1202VIIC

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

Post-war information
Unseaworthy. Not transferred to UK. Taken over by Norway. Became the Norwegian submarine KNM Kinn on 1 July 1951. Stricken 1 June, 1961. Transferred to Hamburg and broken up in 1963.

U-1228IXC/40

Surrendered at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA on 17 May 1945 (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Post-war information
Arrived at Portsmouth Navy Yard, NH on 17 May 45. Scuttled 5 Feb 1946 off the east coast of Cape Cod, USA by torpedoes from the American submarine USS Sirago. Map position is approximate.

U-1231IXC/40

Surrendered on 13 May 1945 at Loch Eriboll, Scotland (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Post-war information
Allocated to the USSR by the TNC. Arrived Libau (Latvia) on 4 Dec 45 with RN Pennant No: N.26. Allocated to the Baltic Fleet on 13 Feb 46. Renamed B-26 on 9 Jun 49. To reserve on 17 Aug 53. Designated as combat training hulk KBP-33 on 15 Sep 52. Re-designated, as training hulk UTS-23 on 27 Dec 56. Struck from Soviet Navy list on 13 Jan 68. Broken-up for scrap in Riga (Latvia).

U-1305VIIC/41

Surrendered on 10 May 1945 at Loch Eriboll, Scotland (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Transferred to Lisahally on 14 May 1945.

Post-war information
Allocated to the USSR by the TNC. Arrived Libau (Latvia) on 4 Dec 45 with RN Pennant No: N.25. Allocated to the Baltic Fleet on 13 Feb 46. Renamed S-84 on 9 Jun 49. To reserve on 30 Dec 55. Allocated as a test hulk to the Northern Fleet. Sunk in Barents Sea off Novaja Zemlja during an atomic bomb test on 10 Oct 57. Map position is approximate.


The Walter boats

U-boatTypeNotes on fate
U-1406XVIIB

Surrendered on 5 May 1945 at Cuxhaven, Germany along with all boats stationed there. Its crew abandoned the boat according to orders.

U-1406 and U-1407 were scuttled by Oblt. Gerhard Grumpelt without permission on 7 May. Read our article U—1406 and U—1407. Were they Scuttled or did they Surrender?.

Later raised and transported to the USA on the deck of the US transport vessel Shoemaker on 15 Sept 1945. She was used for trials by the US Navy and broken up in New York harbor sometime after 18 May 1948 (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Post-war information
Later raised and transported to the USA on the deck of the US transport vessel Shoemaker arriving at Portsmouth Navy Yard, NH on 11 Oct 1945. Never repaired or put into service by the US Navy. Sold for scrap in New York in May 48 to Interstate Metals Corp and broken up.

U-1407XVIIB

Surrendered on 5 May 1945 at Cuxhaven, Germany along with all boats stationed there. Its crew abandoned the boat according to orders.

U-1406 and U-1407 were scuttled by Oblt. Gerhard Grumpelt without permission on 7 May. Read our article U—1406 and U—1407. Were they Scuttled or did they Surrender? (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Post-war information
Later raised and taken as British Prize and later became the British submarine HMS N 25 and then HMS Meteorite 1946 - 1949. The boat was broken up at Barrow in 1949.


The Elektro boats

U-boatTypeNotes on fate
U-2326XXIII

Surrendered at Dundee, Scotland on 14 May 1945.

Post-war information
Became the British submarine N 35. Transferred to France in 1946. Sank 6 Dec 1946 at Toulon in an accident. Many sources claim she was raised and broken up but the French never raise warships sunk with loss of life as they are regarded as military graves.

U-2353XXIII

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

Transferred from Kristiansand Süd, Norway to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 29 May 1945.

Post-war information
Allocated to the USSR by the TNC. Arrived Libau (Latvia) on 4 Dec 45 with RN Pennant No: N.31. Allocated to the Baltic Fleet on 13 Feb 46. Renamed M-51 on 9 Jun 49. To reserve as a training hulk on 22 Dec 50. Struck from Soviet Navy list on 17 Mar 52. Broken-up for scrap in 1963.

U-2513XXI

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

Transferred to Oslo 18 May
Departed Oslo 3 June
Arrived Lisahally, Northern Ireland 9 June.

Post-war information
Secretly transferred to US Navy in Aug 1945 escorted by USS Brant, arriving at New London, CT on 25 Aug 1945. Refitted at Portsmouth Navy Yard, NH and used for trials and training. Sunk at 24.53N, 83.15W west of Key West, Florida during rocket tests by the destroyer USS Robert A. Owens on 7 Oct, 1951.

U-2518XXI

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

Transferred to Oslo 18 May
Departed Oslo 3 June
Arrived Lisahally, Northern Ireland 7 June

Post-war information
Transferred to France on 14 Feb, 1946 and became the French submarine Roland Morillot. Stricken on 17 Oct, 1967 as Q426. Broken up in 1969.

U-2529XXI

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

Departed Kristiansand (S) 3 June
Arrived Lisahally, Northern Ireland 6 June

Post-war information
Allocated to the USSR by the TNC. Arrived Libau (Latvia) on 4 Dec 45 with RN Pennant No: N.27. Allocated to the Baltic Fleet on 13 Feb 46. Renamed B-27 on 9 Jun 49. To reserve on 10 Jun 55. Designated as block ship BSh-28 on 19 Sep 55. Re-designated as training hulk UTS-3 on 9 Jan 57. Struck from Soviet Navy list on 1 Sep 72. Broken-up for scrap.

U-3008XXI

The boat left Wilhelmshaven, Germany for patrol on 3 May 1945.

Surrendered at sea in the Baltic on 11 May 1945 (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Arrived in Kiel, Germany 21 May
Departed Kiel 2 June
Arrived Wilhelmshaven 2 June
Departed Wilhelmshaven 21 June
Arrived Lisahally, Northern Ireland 27 June.

Post-war information
Secretly transferred to US Navy in Aug 1945 escorted by USS Brant, arriving at New London, CT on 25 Aug 45. Refitted at Portsmouth Navy Yard, NH and used for trials and training. Taken out of service in July 1948. Sunk after demolition tests in May 1954. Sold for scrap in Puerto Rico on 15 Sep 55 to Loudes Iron & Metal Co.

U-3017XXI

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

Transferred to Oslo 18 May
Departed Oslo 3 June
Arrived Lisahally, Northern Ireland 7 June.

Post-war information
Became the British submarine N 41. Used for tests. Broken up at Newport, Wales in November 1949.

U-3035XXI

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

Departed Stavanger 31 May
Arrived Scapa Flow, Scotland 2 June
Departed Scapa Flow 2 June
Arrived Lisahally, Northern Ireland 4 June

Post-war information
Allocated to the USSR by the TNC. Arrived Libau (Latvia) on 14 Dec 45 with RN Pennant No: N.28. Allocated to the Baltic Fleet on 13 Feb 46. Renamed B-28 on 9 Jun 49. To reserve on 29 Dec 55. Designated as floating submarine battery recharging station PZS-34 on 18 Jan 56 . Struck from Soviet Navy list on 25 Mar 58. Broken-up for scrap.

U-3041XXI

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

Transferred to Oslo 18 May
Departed Oslo 3 June
Arrived Lisahally, Northern Ireland 7 June

Post-war information
Allocated to the USSR by the TNC. Arrived Libau (Latvia) on 10 Dec 45 with RN Pennant No: N.29. Allocated to the Baltic Fleet on 13 Feb 46. Renamed B-29 on 9 Jun 49. To reserve on 29 Dec 55. Designated as floating submarine battery recharging station PZS-31 on 18 Jan 56. Struck from Soviet Navy list on 25 Sep 58. Broken-up for scrap.

U-3515XXI

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

Transferred to Oslo 18 May
Departed Oslo 3 June
Arrived Scapa Flow, Scotland 6 June
Departed Scapa Flow 8 June
Arrived Lisahally, Northern Ireland 9 June

Post-war information
Allocated to the USSR by the TNC. Arrived Libau (Latvia) on 2 Feb 46 with RN Pennant No: N.30. Allocated to the Baltic Fleet on 13 Feb 46. Renamed B-30 on 9 Jun 49. To reserve on 29 Dec 55. Designated as floating submarine battery recharging station PZS-35 on 18 Jan 56. Re-designated as test hulk B-100 on 2 Jul 58. Struck from Soviet Navy list on 25 Sep 59. Sold for scrap on 30 Nov 59 and broken-up.

U-4706XXIII

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

Post-war information
Transferred to Norway in October 1948. Became the Norwegian submarine KNM Knerter. Used for storage by the Royal Norwegian Yacht Club from 14 Apr 1950. Stricken in 1954 and broken up.


Foreign boats in German control

U-boatTypeNotes on fate
UD-5O 21 - 27

Surrendered at Bergen, Norway on 9 May 1945.

Post-war information
Transferred from Bergen, Norway to Britain on 31 May 1945. Returned from Dundee, Scotland to the Netherlands on 13 July, 1945 and recommissioned as the Dutch submarine O 27. Stricken 14 Nov, 1959 and broken up in 1961.

U-boats taken over by Japan

U-boatTypeNotes on fate
U-181IXD2

Taken over by Japan at Singapore on 5 May 1945 and became the Japanese submarine I 501 on 15 July 1945.

Post-war information
On 15 Feb 1946 (GMT), towed by HM Tug Assiduous to the Straits of Malacca, off Singapore, where U-181 (I-501) was scuttled (alongside I 502 / U-862) by the frigate HMS Loch Glendhu.

U-195IXD1

Taken over by Japan at Surabaya, Indonesia on 5 May 1945 and became the Japanese submarine I 506 on 15 July 1945.

Post-war information
Surrendered by Japanese at Surabaya in August 1945. Scuttled by the Royal Navy in the Bali Sea, east of Kangean Island, on 15 February 1946, possibly by the cruiser HMS Sussex.

U-219XB

Taken over by Japan at Jakarta, Indonesia on 5 May 1945 in Batavia and became the Japanese submarine I 505 on 15 July 1945.

Post-war information
Surrendered at Jakarta in August 1945. Sunk by gunfire from the Royal Netherlands Navy destroyer HNMS Kortenaer (ex-HMS Scorpion) south of the Sunda Strait, between Java and Sumatra, on 3 February 1946.

U-511IXC

Handed over to Japan on 16 September 1943 at Kure as donation from Germany to the Emperor and became the Japanese submarine RO-500.

Post-war information
Surrendered at Maizuru in August 1945. Scuttled in the Gulf of Maizuru by the US Navy on 30 April, 1946.

U-862IXD2

Taken over by Japan at Singapore on 5 May 1945, and became the Japanese submarine I 502 on 15 July 1945.

Post-war information
The Japanese submarine I 502 (ex. U-862) surrendered at Singapore in August 1945. On 15 Feb 1946 towed into the Straits of Malacca, off Singapore, by HM Tug Growler and scuttled there (alongside I 501 / U-181) by the frigate HMS Loch Lomand.

UIT-24MARCELLO

Taken over by Japan at Kobe and recommissioned as I-503 on 10 May 1945.

Post-war information
Surrendered at Kobe, Japan. Sunk by the US Navy on 16 April 1946 in the Kii Suido between the Japanese islands of Honshu and Shikolu.

UIT-25 MARCELLO

Taken over at Kobe, Japan on 10 May 1945 and commissioned as I-504.

Post-war information
Surrendered at Kobe, Japan in August 1945. Sunk by the US Navy on 16 April 1946 in the Kii Suido between the Japanese islands of Honshu and Shikolu.


Other U-boats existing after WWII

These boats had various fates during the war but had some sort of post-war usage at one time.

U-boatTypeNotes on fate
U-123IXB

Decommissioned on 17 June 1944 at Lorient and laid up in box K3 of the U-boat pen. Scuttled there on 19 August 1944. Wreck captured by US forces in May 1945 and handed over to France.

Post-war information
Became the French submarine Blaison. Stricken 18 Aug 1959 as Q165.

U-167IXC/40

Scuttled on 6 April 1943 in the North Atlantic off Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, in position 27.47N, 15.00W, after being badly damaged by depth charges from two British Hudson aircraft (233 Sqn RAF/L & W) on 5 April.

Post-war information
Raised in 1951 and transferred to Spain. Used commercially for filming etc. Broken up.

U-471VIIC

Sunk on 6 August 1944 in Missiessy Dock No. 1 at Toulon, France, in position 43.07N, 05.55E, by bombs during US air raid (15th AF). No casualties.

Post-war information
Raised in 1945 and returned to service as French Millé from 1946. Stricken 9 July 1963 as Q339.

U-505IXC

Captured on 4 June 1944 off Mauritania, French West Africa, in position 21.30N, 19.20W, by the warships of Task Force 22.3, consisting of the US escort carrier USS Guadalcanal and the US destroyer escorts USS Pillsbury, USS Chatelain, USS Flaherty, USS Jenks and USS Pope, after being badly damaged by depth charges from USS Chatelain and strafing by two Wildcat aircraft (VC-8 USN/F-1 & F-7).

Post-war information
Arrived in Bermuda on 19 Jun 44. Used for secret trials and training in Bermuda until May 45. Gifted to the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry on 9 Mar 54. Now on display in Chicago, USA.

U-766VIIC

Decommissioned on 24 August 1944 at La Pallice and laid up in the U-boat pen as the boat was unseaworthy due to battle damage.

Captured by French forces in May 1945.

Post-war information
Became the French submarine Laubie in 1947. Stricken on 11 March, 1963 as Q335. Broken up.

U-792XVIIA

Used for trials. Scuttled at 0130hrs on 4 May 1945 in position 54.19N, 09.43E in the Audorfer See, near Rendsburg.

Post-war information
The boat was later raised and taken as a British prize and used for trials. Final fate unknown.

U-793XVIIA

Scuttled at 0130hrs on 4 May 1945 in position 54.19N, 09.43E in the Audorfer See, near Rendsburg.

Post-war information
The boat was later raised and taken as a British Prize and used for trials. Final fate unknown.

U-1197VIIC

Decommissioned on 25 April 1945 at Wesermünde, after being badly damaged by bombs during US air raid (8th AF) in the Deschimag AG Weser shipyard at Bremen on 30 March 1945.

Captured at Wesermünde by British forces in May 1945.

Post-war information
Sunk by US Navy in the North Sea during February 1946.

U-2365XXIII

Scuttled on 8 May 1945 in the Kattegat, north-west of Anholt island in position 56.51N, 11.49E.

Post-war information
The boat was raised in June 1956. Commissioned as U-Hai (S 170) in the German Federal Navy 15 Aug 1957. The boat sank at 1854hrs on 14 Sept, 1966 in the North Sea, in position 55.15N, 04.22E, after taking in water. Raised on 19 Sept, 1966 from 47 meters depth and broken up.

U-2367XXIII

Sank 5 May 1945 near Schleimünde, in approximate position 55.00N, 11.00E, after a collision with an unidentified German U-boat.

Post-war information
Raised in August 1956. Renamed U-Hecht (pike) and served in the German Federal Navy from 1 Oct, 1957. Stricken on 30 Sep, 1968 and broken up at Kiel in 1969.

U-2540XXI

Scuttled on 4 May 1945 near the Flensburg lightship.

Post-war information
Raised in 1957. Became the research vessel Wilhelm Bauer in the Bundesmarine, 1 Sept 1960. Transferred to the Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum (German Maritime Museum) at Bremerhaven in 1984.

Map showing final fate of U-boats after WWII

This map does not show the 116 boats from Operation Deadlight.

map positions. 60 post-war boats found. Map is click-able and zoom-able.

indicates a museum boat (4).

U-boats without a known map position (30)
Often these boats were broken up at a breakers yard in an unknown location
U-123, U-167, U-310, U-315, U-324, U-471, U-510, U-511, U-573, U-766, U-792, U-793, U-873, U-926, U-953, U-1057, U-1058, U-1064, U-1197, U-2353, U-2367, U-2518, U-2529, U-3035, U-3041, U-3515, U-4706, UD-5, UIT-24, UIT-25.