List of all U-boats

U-2344

Type

XXIII

 
Ordered20 Sep 1943
Laid down4 Sep 1944 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 498)
Launched24 Oct 1944
Commissioned10 Nov 1944Oblt. Hermann Ellerlage
Commanders
10 Nov 1944 - 18 Feb 1945  Oblt. Hermann Ellerlage
Career
No patrols
10 Nov 1944-18 Feb 1945  32. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sank 18 Feb 1945 north of Heiligendamm, in position 54.17,3N, 11.46,3E, after a collision with U-2336. 11 dead and 10 survivors.

Loss position

Raised on 22 January 1955 and taken to Rostock, measured and conserved, but not repaired. Broken up at Rostock in 1958.

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-2344 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


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

Wynn, Kenneth