List of all U-boats

U-2338

Type

XXIII

 
Ordered20 Sep 1943
Laid down10 Aug 1944 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 492)
Launched18 Sep 1944
Commissioned9 Oct 1944Oblt. Hans-Dietrich Kaiser
Commanders
9 Oct 1944 - 4 May 1945  Oblt. Hans-Dietrich Kaiser
Career
No patrols
9 Oct 1944-4 May 1945  32. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 4 May, 1945 east-north-east of Frederica, in position 55.34N, 09.49E, by British Beaufighter aircraft (Sqdn. 236 & 254). 12 dead and 1 survivor.

Loss position

Raised in 1952 and broken up

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-2338 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