German submarine U-2501

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Career (Germany)
Name: U-2501
Ordered: 6 November 1943
Builder: Blohm & Voss, Hamburg
Yard number: 2501
Laid down: 3 April 1944
Launched: 12 May 1944
Commissioned: 27 June 1944
Fate: Scuttled, 3 May 1945
General characteristics
Type: Type XXI submarine
Displacement: 1,621 t (1,595 long tons) surfaced
2,100 t (2,067 long tons) submerged
Length: 76.7 m (251 ft 8 in)
Beam: 8 m (26 ft 3 in)
Draught: 5.3 m (17 ft 5 in)
Propulsion: Diesel/Electric
2 × MAN M6V40/46KBB supercharged 6-cylinder diesel engines, 4,000 PS (2.9 MW)
2 × SSW GU365/30 double-acting electric motors, 5,000 PS (3.7 MW)
2 × SSW GV232/28 silent running electric motors, 226 PS (0.166 MW)
Speed: Surfaced:
15.6 kn (28.9 km/h) (diesel)
17.9 kn (33.2 km/h) (electric)
Submerged:
17.2 kn (31.9 km/h) (electric)
6.1 kn (11.3 km/h) (silent running motors)
Range: 15,500 nautical miles (28,700 km; 17,800 mi) at 10 kn (19 km/h) surfaced
340 nautical miles (630 km; 390 mi) at 5 kn (9.3 km/h) submerged
Complement: 57 officers and men
Sensors and
processing systems:
Type F432 D2 Radar Transmitter
FuMB Ant 3 Bali Radar Detector
Armament: 6 × bow torpedo tubes
23 × 53.3 cm (21 in) torpedoes
(or 17 × torpedoes and 12 × mines)
4 × 20 mm cannon
Service record[1]
Part of: 31st U-boat Flotilla
(27 June–20 November 1944)
8th U-boat Flotilla
(21 November 1944–3 May 1945)
Commanders: Oblt.z.S. Otto Hübschen
(27 June–20 November 1944)
Operations: None
Victories: None

German submarine U-2501 was a Type XXI U-boat (one of the "Elektroboote") of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine, built for service in World War II. The submarine was laid down on 3 April 1944 at the Blohm & Voss yard at Hamburg, launched on 12 May 1944, and commissioned on 27 June 1944 under the command of Oberleutnant zur See Otto Hübschen, who commanded her for her entire career.[1]

U-2501 conducted no patrols, and was scuttled at 07:08 on 3 May 1945 at Hamburg. She suffered no casualties to her crew during her short career.[1]

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Notes
  1. ^ a b c "The Type XXI boat U-2501 - German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net". uboat.net. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
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