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Ordered6 Nov 1943
Laid down8 Aug 1944 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 2517)
Launched4 Oct 1944
Commissioned31 Oct 1944Ltnt. Hermann Hansen
31 Oct 1944 - 5 May 1945  Oblt. (R) Hermann Hansen
No patrols
31 Oct 1944-5 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Scuttled on 5 May 1945 in Gelting Bay. Wreck broken up.

Final location

Note. Fate map temporarily disabled due to huge Google Maps price increase (20 July 2018).

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-2517 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.

Fish and Heart with Rüm Hart

Media links

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

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel