List of all U-boats

U-2524

Type

XXI

 
Ordered6 Nov 1943
Laid down6 Sep 1944 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 2524)
Launched30 Oct 1944
Commissioned16 Jan 1945Kptlt. Ernst von Witzendorff
Commanders
16 Jan 1945 - 3 May 1945  Kptlt. Ernst von Witzendorff
Career
No patrols
16 Jan 1945-3 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Scuttled on 3 May 1945 south-east of the island of Fehmarn, Germany, in the Kattegat in position 54.26N, 11.39E. 1 dead, unknown number of survivors.

Final location

She had been attacked by aircraft earlier in the day. The man who died refused to leave the boat when she was scuttled.

Attacks on this boat and other events

3 May 1945
British Beaufighters from Sqdns 236 and 254 attacked U-2524, killing one man and leaving the boat severely damaged. She was scuttled later that day. The LI refused to leave and went down with the boat. [Oberleutnant (Ing) Werner Braun]

1 recorded attack on this boat.

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Men lost from the boat

3 May 1945
British Beaufighters from Sqdns 236 and 254 attacked U-2524, killing one man and leaving the boat severely damaged. She was scuttled later that day. The LI refused to leave and went down with the boat. [Oberleutnant (Ing) Werner Braun]

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -

U-boat Emblems

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Large fish

Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel