List of all U-boats

U-2365

Type

XXIII

 
Ordered20 Sep 1944
Laid down6 Dec 1944 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 519)
Launched26 Jan 1945
Commissioned2 Mar 1945Oblt. Fritz-Otto Korfmann
Commanders
2 Mar 1945 - 2 May 1945  Oblt. Fritz-Otto Korfmann
3 May 1945 - 8 May 1945  Oblt. Uwe Christiansen
Career
No patrols
2 Mar 1945-8 May 1945  4. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Scuttled on 8 May, 1945 in the Kattegat, north-west of Anholt island in position 56.51N, 11.49E. (Axel Niestlé, October 1991).

Post war information (see more post-war boats):
The boat was raised in June 1956. Commissioned as U-Hai (S 170) in the German Federal Navy 15 Aug 1957. The boat sank at 1854hrs on 14 Sept, 1966 in the North Sea, in position 55.15N, 04.22E, after taking in water. Raised on 19 Sept, 1966 from 47 meters depth and broken up.

Final location

Blue marker shows the final fate of the boat after the war. Orange marker shows German surrender. Map is click-able and zoom-able.

The boat was raised in June 1956. Commissioned as U-Hai (S 170) in the German Federal Navy 15 Aug 1957.

The boat sank at 1854hrs on 14 Sept, 1966 in the North Sea, in position 55.15N, 04.22E, after taking in water. Raised on 19 Sept, 1966 from 47 meters depth and broken up.

Previously recorded fate

  • The attack by Czechoslovakian Liberator aircraft (Sqdn. 311/L) which is sometimes credited for sinking (or damaging it so badly that it had to be scuttled) was probably against a nonsub target. (Postwar assessment)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-2365 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel