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Ordered6 Nov 1943
Laid down23 May 1944 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 2505)
Launched27 Jul 1944
Commissioned7 Nov 1944Oblt. Joachim Düppe
7 Nov 1944 - 3 May 1945  Oblt. (R) Joachim Düppe
No patrols
7 Nov 1944-3 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

This is one of 3 type XXI boats buried in the Elbe II bunker in Hamburg.

The boats trapped there are U-2505, U-3004 and U-3506. They are lying on the surface at low tide but are not accessible to the casual observer and stationed on private property. I believe the bunker has been filled with gravel now to prevent injuries as the area is considered dangerous.

Final location

The fate below is an incorrect but a very common one in many sources.

Previously recorded fate

  • Scuttled at 0700hrs on 3 May, 1945 near Hamburg, position not known. Wreck broken up.

Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-2505 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

Media links

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel