List of all U-boats




Ordered20 Sep 1943
Laid down7 Sep 1944 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 499)
Launched28 Oct 1944
Commissioned15 Nov 1944Oblt. Karl Steffen
15 Nov 1944 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. (R) Karl Steffen
No patrols
15 Nov 1944-8 May 1945  32. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

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

Taken to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 30 June 1945 for Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Scuttled on 27 November, 1945 in position 56.10N, 10.05W.

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-2345 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
($ 58.77)

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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