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During the Second World War, Nazi Germany built over a thousand U-boats or submarines for service in the Second Battle of the Atlantic in the Kriegsmarine. Although the majority of these had active service careers, and 784 of them were lost at sea, there were still several hundred boats which were never completed or completed too late to see any war service. These boats were sometime solely commissioned as training craft, or were too badly damaged by bombing to be worth completion. Most however were finished in the last six months of the war and never had time or enough fuel to complete their training programs. These boats remained in German harbours up until April/May 1945, when most were taken out to sea by skeleton crews and scuttled to prevent the allies capturing them. Most of the wrecks were raised and sold for scrap after the war's end. The boats that were captured were taken by the Allies to Loch Ryanmarker in Scotlandmarker and Lisahally in Irelandmarker. Some were presented to allied navies for commissioning or experiments, but the majority of captured U-boats were dragged out to sea in the autumn of 1945 and sunk by gunfire in Operation Deadlight.


U-3508



U-3509



U-3510



U-3511



U-3512



U-3513



U-3514

  • Type: XXI
  • Construction
    • Laid Down: August 21, 1944
    • Launched: October 21, 1944
    • Commissioned: December 9, 1944
    • Shipyard: F. Schichau, Danzigmarker
  • Commander
    • Günther Fritze
  • Fate: Captured at Bergen, Norwaymarker and transported to Loch Ryanmarker awaiting a decision about its fate. The Soviet Union refused an offer to have it, as did Britain, so on the 11 February 1946 it was sunk by the naval tug Prosperous with gunfire and a "Shark" anti-submarine weapon. U-3514 was the last submarine to be disposed of in Operation Deadlight.
  • U-boat.net webpage for U-3514


U-3516



U-3517



U-3518

  • Type: XXI
  • Construction
    • Laid Down: September 12, 1944
    • Launched: December 11, 1944
    • Commissioned: December 29, 1944
    • Shipyard: F. Schichau, Danzigmarker
  • Commander
    • Herbert Brünning
  • Fate: Scuttled in Kiel harbour, May 3, 1945
  • U-boat.net webpage for U-3518


U-3521



U-3522



U-3524

  • Type: XXI
  • Construction
    • Laid Down: October 1944
    • Launched: December 14, 1944
    • Commissioned: January 26, 1945
    • Shipyard: F. Schichau, Danzigmarker
  • Commander
    • Hans-Ludwig Witt
  • Fate: Scuttled in Flensburger Förde, May 4, 1945
  • U-boat.net webpage for U-3524


U-3525

  • Type: XXI
  • Construction
    • Laid Down: October 17, 1944
    • Launched: December 23, 1944
    • Commissioned: January 31, 1945
    • Shipyard: F. Schichau, Danzigmarker
  • Commanders
    • Hans-Ludwig Gaude
    • Franz Kranisch
  • Fate: Severely damaged by an air raid on Kielmarker, the wreckage was scuttled the following day, May 1, 1945
  • U-boat.net webpage for U-3525


U-3526



U-3527



U-3528



U-3529

  • Type: XXI
  • Construction
    • Laid Down: November 2, 1944
    • Launched: January 26, 1945
    • Commissioned: March 22, 1945
    • Shipyard: F. Schichau, Danzigmarker
  • Commander
    • Karl-Heinz Schmidt
  • Fate: Scuttled in Flensburger Förde, May 5, 1945
  • U-boat.net webpage for U-3529


U-3530

  • Type: XXI
  • Construction
    • Laid Down: November 3, 1944
    • Launched: January 26, 1945
    • Commissioned: March 23, 1945
    • Shipyard: F. Schichau, Danzigmarker
  • Commanders
    • Wilhelm Brauel
    • Walter-Ernst Koch
  • Fate: Scuttled in Kiel harbour, May 3, 1945
  • U-boat.net webpage for U-3530




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