List of all U-boats




Ordered20 Sep 1944
Laid down12 Nov 1944 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 515)
Launched3 Jan 1945
Commissioned3 Feb 1945Oblt. Heinz von Henning
3 Feb 1945 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. Heinz von Hennig
No patrols
3 Feb 1945-15 Feb 1945  32. Flottille (training)
16 Feb 1945-8 May 1945  4. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

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

Taken to Loch Ryan, Scotland on 29 May 1945 for Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 27 November, 1945 in position 56.10N, 10.05W by gunfire from the destroyers HMS Onslow and ORP Blyskawica.

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-2361 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