List of all U-boats

U-2513

Type

XXI

 
Ordered6 Nov 1943
Laid down19 Jul 1944 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 2513)
Launched14 Sep 1944
Commissioned12 Oct 1944Kptlt. Hans Bungards
Commanders
12 Oct 1944 - 26 Apr 1945  Kptlt. Hans Bungards
27 Apr 1945 - 9 May 1945  FrgKpt. Erich Topp (Knights Cross)
Career
No patrols
12 Oct 1944-1 Apr 1945  31. Flottille (training)
1 Apr 1945-8 May 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

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

Transferred to Oslo 18 May
Departed Oslo 3 June
Arrived Lisahally, Northern Ireland 9 June.

Post war information (see more post-war boats):
Secretly transferred to US Navy in Aug 1945 escorted by USS Brant, arriving at New London, CT on 25 Aug 1945. Refitted at Portsmouth Navy Yard, NH and used for trials and training. 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.

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.

This boat is a dive site

This XXI boats lies at 228 feet depth (ca. 75m) at 24.53N, 85.15W 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.

Depth: 228 feet (69 meters)
Position (lat, long): 24.53, -85.15

See more U-boat dive sites.

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.

U-boat Emblems

We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


The Running Devil - U-552

Statue of Liberty

Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Dive into History

Keatts, Henry C. and Farr, George C.