List of all U-boats

U-2321

Type

XXIII

 
Ordered20 Sep 1943
Laid down10 Mar 1944 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 475)
Launched17 Apr 1944
Commissioned12 Jun 1944Oblt. Hans-Heinrich Barschkis
Commanders
12 Jun 1944 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. Hans-Heinrich Barschkis
Career
1 patrol
12 Jun 1944-14 Aug 1944  4. Flottille (training)
15 Aug 1944-31 Jan 1945  32. Flottille (training)
1 Feb 1945-8 May 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 1,406 GRT
Fate

Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Kristiansand-Süd, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Taken to Loch Ryan on 29 May, 1945 for Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 27 November, 1945 in position 56.10N, 10.05W by gunfire from the destroyers HMS Onslow and ORP Blyskawica (Polish).

Final location

Blue marker shows final fate during Operation Deadlight. Orange marker shows German surrender.

See the 1 ships hit by U-2321 - View the 1 war patrol

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-2321 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


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

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris