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Ordered20 Sep 1943
Laid down31 Aug 1944 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 497)
Launched18 Oct 1944
Commissioned6 Nov 1944Oblt. Harald Fuhlendorf
6 Nov 1944 - 30 Apr 1945  Oblt. (R) Harald Fuhlendorf
1 May 1945 - 5 May 1945  Kptlt. Hans-Ludwig Gaude
No patrols
6 Nov 1944-15 Feb 1945  32. Flottille (training)
16 Feb 1945-5 May 1945  4. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Scuttled at 1300hrs on 5 May 1945 in or near Gelting Bay. Wreck broken up.

Final location

Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-2343 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