List of all U-boats

U-2351

Type

XXIII

 
Ordered20 Sep 1944
Laid down3 Oct 1944 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 505)
Launched25 Nov 1944
Commissioned30 Dec 1944Ltnt. Werner Brückner
Commanders
30 Dec 1944 - 5 May 1945  Oblt. Werner Brückner
Career
No patrols
30 Dec 1944-15 Feb 1945  32. Flottille (training)
16 Feb 1945-1 Apr 1945  4. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

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

Transferred to Lisahally for Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 3 January, 1946 in position 55.50N, 08.20W by gunfire from the destroyer HMS Offa.

Final location

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

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-2351 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


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

Wynn, Kenneth