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U-2531

Type

XXI

 
Ordered6 Nov 1943
Laid down3 Oct 1944 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 2531)
Launched5 Dec 1944
Commissioned10 Jan 1945Oblt. Helmut Niss
Commanders
10 Jan 1945 - 2 May 1945  Kptlt. Hellmut Niss
Career
No patrols
10 Jan 1945-2 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Scuttled on 2 May 1945 at Travem√ľnde. 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-2531 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