List of all U-boats

U-3523

Type

XXI

 
Ordered6 Nov 1943
Laid down7 Oct 1944 F Schichau GmbH, Danzig (werk 1668)
Launched14 Dec 1944
Commissioned23 Jan 1945Oblt. Willi Müller
Commanders
29 Jan 1945 - 6 May 1945  Oblt. Willi Müller
Career
No patrols
23 Jan 1945-6 May 1945  5. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 6 May 1945 at 1839hrs in the Skagerak northeast of Skagen Horn, Denmark, in position 57.52N, 10.49E, by depth charges from a British B-24 Liberator bomber (RAF Sqdn. 86/G). 58 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, March 1994).

Loss position

Previously recorded fate

  • Sunk by a British Liberator aircraft (Sqdn. 224/T) on 5 May, 1945 in position 56.06N, 11.06W. (Postwar assessment)
    Notes. This attack was actually against U-1008 causing only minor damages.

Attacks on this boat and other events

5 May 1945
The target of the attack by a British Liberator bomber (RAF 206/T) on 5 May 1945 in position 56.59N, 11.48E, formerly credited with the sinking of U-534, was in fact U-3523, which was severely damaged.

1 recorded attack on this 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-3523 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