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U-2521

Type

XXI

 
Ordered6 Nov 1943
Laid down31 Aug 1944 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 2521)
Launched18 Oct 1944
Commissioned21 Nov 1944Oblt. Joachim Methner
Commanders
21 Nov 1944 - 3 May 1945  Oblt. Joachim Methner
Career
No patrols
21 Nov 1944-3 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 3 May 1945 in the Flensburg fjord, in position 54.49N, 09.50E (?), by rockets from British Typhoon aircraft (Sqdn. 184). 44 dead, unknown number of survivors. (Axel Niestlé, November 1991).

Loss position

Previously recorded fate

  • Sunk by a British Liberator aircraft (Sqdn. 547/K), in position 56.11N, 11.08E. (Postwar assessment)
    Notes. This attack actually sank the U-579.

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Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-2521 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


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Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel