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Ordered6 Nov 1943
Laid down24 Oct 1944 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 2538)
Launched6 Jan 1945
Commissioned16 Feb 1945Oblt. Heinrich Klapdor
16 Feb 1945 - 8 May 1945  Oblt. Heinrich Klapdor
No patrols
16 Feb 1945-8 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Scuttled at 0445hrs on 8 May 1945 off the south-west coast of the island of Aero near Marstel, in position 54.53.5N, 10.15.7E. Wreck broken up in 1950.

Final location

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Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-2538 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.

Sun on Shield

Media links

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

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel