List of all U-boats

U-2361

Type

XXIII

 
Ordered20 Sep 1944
Laid down12 Nov 1944 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 515)
Launched3 Jan 1945
Commissioned3 Feb 1945Oblt. Heinz von Henning
Commanders
3 Feb 1945 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. Heinz von Hennig
Career
No patrols
3 Feb 1945-15 Feb 1945  32. Flottille (training)
16 Feb 1945-8 May 1945  4. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

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

Taken to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 29 May 1945 for Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 27 November, 1945 in position 56.10N, 10.05W by gunfire from the destroyers HMS Onslow and ORP Blyskawica.

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-2361 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


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


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German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel