List of all U-boats

U-2544

Type

XXI

 
Ordered6 Nov 1943
Laid down15 Nov 1944 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 2544)
Launched9 Feb 1945
Commissioned10 Mar 1945Oblt. Rudolf Meinlschmidt
Commanders
10 Mar 1945 - 5 May 1945  Oblt. Rudolf Meinlschmidt
Career
No patrols
10 Mar 1945-5 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Scuttled on 5 May 1945 east-south-east of Aarhus, in position 56.06.5N, 10.27.9E. Raised in 1952 and 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-2544 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