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U-2321

Type

XXIII

 
Ordered20 Sep 1943
Laid down10 Mar 1944 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 475)
Launched17 Apr 1944
Commissioned12 Jun 1944Oblt. Hans-Heinrich Barschkis
Commanders
12 Jun 1944 - 9 May 1945  Oblt. Hans-Heinrich Barschkis
Career
1 patrol
12 Jun 1944-14 Aug 1944  4. Flottille (training)
15 Aug 1944-31 Jan 1945  32. Flottille (training)
1 Feb 1945-8 May 1945  11. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 1,406 GRT
Fate

Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at Kristiansand-Süd, Norway (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Taken to Loch Ryan on 29 May 1945 for Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 27 November, 1945 in position 56.10N, 10.05W by gunfire from the destroyers HMS Onslow and ORP Blyskawica (Polish).

Final location

See the 1 ships hit by U-2321 - View the 1 war patrol

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-2321 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris


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

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay