List of all U-boats

U-2344

Type

XXIII

 
Ordered20 Sep 1943
Laid down4 Sep 1944 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 498)
Launched24 Oct 1944
Commissioned10 Nov 1944Oblt. Hermann Ellerlage
Commanders
10 Nov 1944 - 18 Feb 1945  Oblt. Hermann Ellerlage
Career
No patrols
10 Nov 1944-18 Feb 1945  32. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sank 18 Feb 1945 north of Heiligendamm, in position 54.17,3N, 11.46,3E, after a collision with U-2336. 11 dead and 10 survivors.

Loss position

Raised on 22 January 1955 and taken to Rostock, measured and conserved, but not repaired. Broken up at Rostock in 1958.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-2344 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


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

Wynn, Kenneth