List of all U-boats

U-2353

Type

XXIII

 
Ordered20 Sep 1944
Laid down10 Oct 1944 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 507)
Launched6 Dec 1944
Commissioned9 Jan 1945Oblt. Jürgen Hillmann
Commanders
9 Jan 1945 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. Jürgen Hillmann
Career
No patrols
9 Jan 1945-15 Feb 1945  32. Flottille (training)
16 Feb 1945-8 May 1945  4. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

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

Transferred from Kristiansand Süd, Norway to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 29 May 1945.

Post war information (see more post-war boats):
Allocated to the USSR by the TNC. Arrived Libau (Latvia) on 4 Dec 45 with RN Pennant No: N.31. Allocated to the Baltic Fleet on 13 Feb 46. Renamed M-51 on 9 Jun 49. To reserve as a training hulk on 22 Dec 50. Struck from Soviet Navy list on 17 Mar 52. Broken-up for scrap in 1963.

Final location

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-2353 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