List of all U-boats

U-2502

Type

XXI

 
Ordered6 Nov 1943
Laid down25 Apr 1944 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 2502)
Launched15 Jun 1944
Commissioned19 Jul 1944Kptlt. Gert Mannesmann
Commanders
19 Jul 1944 - 8 Apr 1945  Kptlt. Gert Mannesmann (German Cross in Gold)
9 Apr 1945 - 12 Apr 1945  Kptlt. Hans Hornkohl
12 Apr 1945 - 9 May 1945  Kptlt. Heinz Franke (Knights Cross)
Career
No patrols
19 Jul 1944-1 Mar 1945  31. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1945-8 May 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

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

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

On 1 Jan 1946 she was taken to Moville some 15 miles north of Lisahally. From there she was sunk on 2 Jan 1946 at 1030 hours in position 56.06N, 09.00W during Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
On 1 Jan, 1946 she was taken to Moville, some 15 miles north of Lisahally. From there she was sunk on 2 Jan, 1946 at 1030 hours in position 56.06N, 09.00W.

Final location

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

Attacks on this boat and other events

8 Apr 1945
The commander, Kptlt. d. Res Gert Mannesmann, died during an air raid on Hamburg.

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Men lost from the boat

8 Apr 1945
The commander, Kptlt. d. Res Gert Mannesmann, died during an air raid on Hamburg.

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -

U-boat Emblems

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


M inside Shield

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