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Ordered6 Nov 1943
Laid down28 Oct 1944 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 2540)
Launched13 Jan 1945
Commissioned24 Feb 1945Oblt. Rudolf Schultze
24 Feb 1945 - 4 May 1945  Oblt. Rudolf Schultze
No patrols
24 Feb 1945-4 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Scuttled on 4 May 1945 near the Flensburg lightship.

Post war information (see more post-war boats):
Raised in 1957. Became the research vessel Wilhelm Bauer in the Bundesmarine, 1 Sept 1960. Transferred to the Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum (German Maritime Museum) at Bremerhaven in 1984.

Final location

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

General notes on this boat

Check out the U-2540 Gallery page

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-2540 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

U-Boot Wilhelm Bauer

Schneider, Gerd-Dietrich