Frequently Asked Questions

What U-boat sank the last ship in the war?

U-218 has the credit for the last ship sunk in World War Two when the British steam fishing vessel Kned was sunk on 10 July, 1945 by a mine field laid in August 1944 off Lizard Head by U-218. U-218 herself surrendered to the allies in May 1945 and ended up in Operation Deadlight.

The last ships hit by torpedoes before the war ended were the Avondale Park and Sneland I sunk by U-2336 (Emil Klusmeier) on 7 May 1945.

This question was last modified: Mon 29 Dec 2008.

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