List of all U-boats

U-2341

Type

XXIII

 
Ordered20 Sep 1943
Laid down23 Aug 1944 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 495)
Launched3 Oct 1944
Commissioned21 Oct 1944Oblt. Hermann Böhm
Commanders
21 Oct 1944 - 5 May 1945  Oblt. Hermann Böhm
Career
No patrols
21 Oct 1944-5 May 1945  32. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surrendered on 5 May 1945 at Cuxhaven, Germany (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Taken to Lisahally 21 June 1945 for Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 31 December, 1945 in position 55.44N, 08.19W by gunfire from the destroyers HMS Onslaught and ORP Blyskawica (Polish).

Final location

Previously recorded fate

  • Surrendered at Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-2341 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