List of all U-boats

U-2322

Type

XXIII

 
Ordered20 Sep 1943
Laid down22 Mar 1944 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 476)
Launched30 Apr 1944
Commissioned1 Jul 1944Oblt. Fridtjof Heckel
Commanders
1 Jul 1944 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. Fridtjof Heckel
Career
2 patrols
1 Jul 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 1,317 GRT
Fate

Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Stavanger, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Taken to Loch Ryan on 31 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-2322 - View the 2 war patrols

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-2322 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