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Ordered6 Nov 1943
Laid down6 Sep 1944 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 2523)
Launched25 Oct 1944
Commissioned26 Dec 1944Kptlt. Hans-Heinrich Ketels
26 Dec 1944 - 17 Jan 1945  Kptlt. Hans-Heinrich Ketels
No patrols
26 Dec 1944-17 Jan 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk 17 Jan 1945 at position 4 at the Blohm & Voss yard in Hamburg, by bombs. Wreck broken up.

Loss position

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-2523 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

Media links

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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

Wynn, Kenneth