List of all U-boats

U-2363

Type

XXIII

 
Ordered20 Sep 1944
Laid down22 Nov 1944 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 517)
Launched18 Jan 1945
Commissioned5 Feb 1945Oblt. Karl Frahm
Commanders
5 Feb 1945 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. Karl Frahm
Career
No patrols
5 Feb 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).

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

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 28 November, 1945 in position 56.10N, 10.05W by gunfire from the destroyers HMS Onslow and ORP Piorun.

Final location

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

General notes on this boat


U-2363 in Allied hands. Photo by Paul Galla.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-2363 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