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Ordered6 Nov 1943
Laid down10 Dec 1944 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 2552)
Launched31 Mar 1945
Commissioned21 Apr 1945Kptlt. Johannes Rudolph
25 Apr 1945 - 3 May 1945  Kptlt. Johannes Rudolph
No patrols
21 Apr 1945-3 May 1945  31. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Scuttled on 3 May 1945 in Kiel harbor south-west of buoy B2, in position 54.21.1N, 10.09.6E. Wreck broken up.

Final location

Note. Fate map temporarily disabled due to huge Google Maps price increase (20 July 2018).

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-2552 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

Media links

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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

Wynn, Kenneth