|Ordered||6 Nov 1943|
|Laid down||29 May 1944||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 2506)|
|Launched||5 Aug 1944|
|Commissioned||31 Aug 1944||Oblt. Horst von Schroeter (Knights Cross)|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Bergen, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).
Departed Bergen 17 June
She was taken from Moville sunk on 5 Jan 1946 at 1810 hours in position 55.37N, 07.30W during Operation Deadlight.
Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
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This boat is a dive site
Innes McCartney dove on this boat in 2002 (see his report).Depth: 216 feet (66 meters)
Position (lat, long): 55.37, -7.30
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Attacks on this boat and other events
19 Apr 1945
An unidentified Allied aircraft attacked U-2506 in Norwegian waters. No record of any damage, but the boat (not on active service) sailed to Bergen, where she surrendered in early May. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 676)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-2506 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.