List of all U-boats

U-2356

Type

XXIII

 
Ordered20 Sep 1944
Laid down21 Oct 1944 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 510)
Launched19 Dec 1944
Commissioned12 Jan 1945Oblt. Friedrich Hartel
Commanders
12 Jan 1945 - 5 May 1945  Oblt. Friedrich Hartel
Career
No patrols
12 Jan 1945-15 Feb 1945  32. Flottille (training)
16 Feb 1945-5 May 1945  4. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

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

Taken to Lisahally on 21 June 1945 for Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 6 January, 1946 in position 55.50N, 08.20W by gunfire from the destroyer HMS Onslaught.

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-2356 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