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Ordered6 Nov 1943
Laid down13 Oct 1944 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 2533)
Launched7 Dec 1944
Commissioned18 Jan 1945Oblt. Horst Günther
18 Jan 1945 - 30 Apr 1945  Oblt. Horst Günther
No patrols
18 Jan 1945-3 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Scuttled on 3 May 1945 at Travemünde. Wreck broken up.

Final location

The Commander, Oblt. Horst Günther, left the boat on 30 April 1945 to take command of a type VIIC boat. U-2533 was then taken over by the IWO, Oblt. Josef Rink. The crew waited at Travemünde for orders to sail to Bergen but after the cease-fire they sailed out, most of the crew got off while the machine crew prepared to scuttle the boat.

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-2533 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

Crew XII/39

Media links

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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

Wynn, Kenneth