List of all U-boats

U-2345

Type

XXIII

 
Ordered20 Sep 1943
Laid down7 Sep 1944 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 499)
Launched28 Oct 1944
Commissioned15 Nov 1944Oblt. Karl Steffen
Commanders
15 Nov 1944 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. (R) Karl Steffen
Career
No patrols
15 Nov 1944-8 May 1945  32. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

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

Taken to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 30 June, 1945 for Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Scuttled on 27 November, 1945 in position 56.10N, 10.05W.

Final location

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

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-2345 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