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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.

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

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