|Ordered||6 Nov 1943|
|Laid down||28 Oct 1944||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 2540)|
|Launched||13 Jan 1945|
|Commissioned||24 Feb 1945||Oblt. Rudolf Schultze|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Scuttled on 4 May, 1945 near the Flensburg lightship. 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.
General notes on this boat
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Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-2540 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.