List of all U-boats

U-2551

Type

XXI

 
Ordered6 Nov 1943
Laid down8 Dec 1944 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 2551)
Launched31 Mar 1945
Commissioned24 Apr 1945Kptlt. Gerhard Schaar (Knights Cross)
Commanders
20 Apr 1945 - 5 May 1945  Kptlt. Gerd Schaar (Knights Cross)
Career
No patrols
24 Apr 1945-5 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Run aground 5 May 1945 on Solitüde Spit near Flensburg, in position 54.49N, 09.28E. Blown up by the Royal Navy on 23 July 1945. Wreck broken up.

Loss position

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-2551 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.


Lion and Circle

Media links


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


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

Wynn, Kenneth