List of all U-boats

U-2341

Type

XXIII

 
Ordered20 Sep 1943
Laid down23 Aug 1944 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 495)
Launched3 Oct 1944
Commissioned21 Oct 1944Oblt. Hermann Böhm
Commanders
21 Oct 1944 - 5 May 1945  Oblt. Hermann Böhm
Career
No patrols
21 Oct 1944-5 May 1945  32. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surrendered on 5 May 1945 at Cuxhaven, Germany (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Taken to Lisahally 21 June 1945 for Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 31 December, 1945 in position 55.44N, 08.19W by gunfire from the destroyers HMS Onslaught and ORP Blyskawica (Polish).

Final location

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

Previously recorded fate

  • Surrendered at Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-2341 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


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel