List of all U-boats

U-2356

Type

XXIII

 
Ordered20 Sep 1944
Laid down21 Oct 1944 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 510)
Launched19 Dec 1944
Commissioned12 Jan 1945Oblt. Friedrich Hartel
Commanders
12 Jan 1945 - 5 May 1945  Oblt. Friedrich Hartel
Career
No patrols
12 Jan 1945-15 Feb 1945  32. Flottille (training)
16 Feb 1945-5 May 1945  4. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Surrendered on 5 May 1945 at Cuxhaven, Germany (Waller & Niestlé, 2010).

Taken to Lisahally on 21 June 1945 for Operation Deadlight.

Operation Deadlight (post-war Allied operation, info)
Sunk on 6 January, 1946 in position 55.50N, 08.20W by gunfire from the destroyer HMS Onslaught.

Final location

Blue marker shows final fate during Operation Deadlight. Orange marker shows German surrender.

Previously recorded fate

  • Surrendered at Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

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-2356 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


Media links


The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

David M. Hird


The Royal Navy and German Naval Disarmament, 1942-1947

Madsen, Chris


amazon.com
($ 65.95)

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(£ 39.99)

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(EUR 51.99)


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


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

Wynn, Kenneth