|Ordered||20 Sep 1944|
|Laid down||3 Nov 1944||Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 513)|
|Launched||23 Dec 1944|
|Commissioned||16 Jan 1945||Oblt. Gustav Bischoff|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk 2 May 1945 in the Kattegat, in position 57.29N, 11.24E, byrockets from British Mosquito aircraft (Sqdn. 143, 235 & 248), Norwegian Mosquito aircraft (Sqdn. 333) and Canadian Mosquito aircraft (RCAF 404). 12 dead (all hands lost).
The Canadian and Norwegian aircraft provided air cover for the British aircraft while they fired rockets on the boat.Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.
Annoucements related to this boatU-2359 has been found (8 Oct 2007)
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-2359 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.