List of all U-boats

U-2551

Type

XXI

 
Ordered6 Nov 1943
Laid down8 Dec 1944 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 2551)
Launched31 Mar 1945
Commissioned24 Apr 1945Kptlt. Gerhard Schaar (Knights Cross)
Commanders
20 Apr 1945 - 5 May 1945  Kptlt. Gerd Schaar (Knights Cross)
Career
No patrols
24 Apr 1945-5 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Run aground 5 May 1945 on Solitüde Spit near Flensburg, in position 54.49N, 09.28E. Blown up by the Royal Navy on 23 July 1945. Wreck broken up.

Loss position

Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-2551 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.


Lion and Circle

Media links


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


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

Wynn, Kenneth