List of all U-boats

U-2359

Type

XXIII

 
Ordered20 Sep 1944
Laid down3 Nov 1944 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 513)
Launched23 Dec 1944
Commissioned16 Jan 1945Oblt. Gustav Bischoff
Commanders
16 Jan 1945 - 2 May 1945  Oblt. Gustav Bischoff
Career
No patrols
16 Jan 1945-15 Feb 1945  32. Flottille (training)
16 Feb 1945-2 May 1945  4. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

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).

Loss position

The Canadian and Norwegian aircraft provided air cover for the British aircraft while they fired rockets on the boat.

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Annoucements related to this boat

U-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.


Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel