List of all U-boats

U-3514

Type

XXI

 
Ordered6 Nov 1943
Laid down21 Aug 1944 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1659)
Launched21 Oct 1944
Commissioned9 Dec 1944Oblt. Günther Fritze
Commanders
9 Dec 1944 - 5 May 1945  Oblt. Günther Fritze
6 May 1945 - 9 May 1945  Kptlt. Klaus Willeke
Career
No patrols
9 Dec 1944-15 Feb 1945  8. Flottille (training)
16 Feb 1945-8 May 1945  5. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

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

Departed Bergen 6 June
Arrived Lisahally, Northern Ireland 8 June

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
On Jan, 1946 she was taken to Moville. U-3514 was held in reserve in case that one of the other type XXI-boats given to the Soviets did not reach Russia intact. On 7 Feb, 1946 the order came to sink U-3514 as well. On 9 Feb, she left Moville and during the morning of 12 Feb reached the planned position. At 09.36 hours HMS Loch Arkaig started the scuttling. They needed some 30 minutes using 4" guns, "Shark" depth-charges and "Squid" Missiles before U-3514 found her last position in 56.00N/10.05W at 10.04 hours

Final location

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

U-3514 was the last U-boat to be scuttled by the Allies in Operation Deadlight.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-3514 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

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


Sailor

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