|Ordered||6 Nov 1943|
|Laid down||19 Jul 1944||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 2513)|
|Launched||14 Sep 1944|
|Commissioned||12 Oct 1944||Kptlt. Hans Bungards|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Horten, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).
Transferred to Oslo 18 May
Transferred to USA in August 1945 and used for trials. Sunk at 24.53N, 83.15W west of Key West, Florida during rocket tests by the destroyer USS Robert A. Owens on 7 Oct, 1951.
General notes on this boat
This boats lies at 228 feet depth (ca. 75m) at 24.53N, 83.15W near Dry Tortugas, west of the Key West, USA. This boat has been dived to by US Navy divers, the first dive was probably made in 1952 by 12 divers. This can be considered a very advanced dive site.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-2513 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat! See the emblem page for this boat or view each one below.
The Running Devil - U-552