List of U-boats never deployed

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

During the Second World War, the German Navy built over a thousand U-boats or submarines for service in the Battle of the Atlantic and elsewhere. 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. The boats that were captured were taken by the Allies to Loch Ryan in Scotland and Lisahally in Northern Ireland. Some were presented to allied navies for commissioning or experiments, but the majority of captured U-boats were towed out to sea in the autumn of 1945 and sunk by gunfire in Operation Deadlight.

U-329[edit]

U-330[edit]

U-395[edit]

U-474[edit]

  • Type: VIIC
  • Construction
    • Laid Down: December 18, 1941
    • Launched: April 17, 1943
    • Commissioned:
    • Shipyard: Deutsche Werft, Kiel
  • Commander
  • Fate: Sunk by bombs during an air raid on May 14, 1943. It was raised and 95% repaired in 1945, but was scuttled on May 3, 1945.
  • U-boat.net webpage for U-474

U-491[edit]

  • Type: XIV
  • Construction
  • Commander
  • Fate: Was 75% complete when construction was halted in 1944. Further construction halted on September 23, 1944 and broken up.
  • U-boat.net webpage for U-491

U-492[edit]

  • Type: XIV
  • Construction
  • Commander
  • Fate: Was 75% complete when construction was halted in 1944. Further construction halted on September 23, 1944 and broken up.
  • U-boat.net webpage for U-492

U-493[edit]

  • Type: XIV
  • Construction
  • Commander
  • Fate: Was 75% complete when construction was halted in 1944. Further construction halted on September 23, 1944 and broken up.
  • U-boat.net webpage for U-493

U-494[edit]

U-495[edit]

U-496[edit]

U-497[edit]

U-684[edit]

  • Type: VIIC
  • Construction
    • Laid Down: March 4, 1943
    • Launched: April 1944
    • Commissioned:
    • Shipyard: Howaldtswerke, Kiel
  • Commander
  • Fate: Never finished and scuttled in front of the Elbe II bunker in Hamburg on May 3, 1945.
  • U-boat.net webpage for U-684

U-685[edit]

  • Type: VIIC
  • Construction
    • Laid Down: March 8, 1943
    • Launched: April 1944
    • Commissioned:
    • Shipyard: Howaldtswerke, Kiel
  • Commander
  • Fate: Never finished and scuttled in front of the Elbe II bunker in Hamburg on May 3, 1945.
  • U-boat.net webpage for U-685

U-686[edit]

U-687[edit]

U-688[edit]

U-689[edit]

U-723[edit]

U-724[edit]

U-780[edit]

U-781[edit]

U-782[edit]

U-796[edit]

U-798[edit]

U-807[edit]

U-808[edit]

U-823[edit]

  • Type: VIIC
  • Construction
    • Laid Down: November 11, 1941
    • Launched:
    • Commissioned:
    • Shipyard: Oderwerke, Stettin
  • Commander
  • Fate: Construction suspended on November 6, 1943. Cancelled on July 20, 1944 and left unfinished.
  • U-boat.net webpage for U-823

U-824[edit]

  • Type: VIIC
  • Construction
    • Laid Down: November 24, 1941
    • Launched:
    • Commissioned:
    • Shipyard: Oderwerke, Stettin
  • Commander
  • Fate: Construction suspended on November 6, 1943. Cancelled on July 20, 1944 and left unfinished.
  • U-boat.net webpage for U-824

U-882[edit]

U-890[edit]

U-891[edit]


U-3508[edit]

U-3509[edit]

U-3510[edit]

U-3511[edit]

U-3512[edit]

U-3513[edit]

U-3514[edit]

  • Type: XXI
  • Construction
    • Laid Down: August 21, 1944
    • Launched: October 21, 1944
    • Commissioned: December 9, 1944
    • Shipyard: Schichau-Werke, Danzig
  • Commander
    • Günther Fritze
  • Fate: Captured at Bergen, Norway and transported to Loch Ryan 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[edit]

U-3517[edit]

U-3518[edit]

U-3521[edit]

U-3522[edit]

U-3524[edit]

U-3525[edit]

  • Type: XXI
  • Construction
    • Laid Down: October 17, 1944
    • Launched: December 23, 1944
    • Commissioned: January 31, 1945
    • Shipyard: Schichau-Werke, Danzig
  • Commanders
    • Hans-Ludwig Gaude
    • Franz Kranich
  • Fate: Severely damaged by an air raid on Kiel, the wreckage was scuttled on May 3, 1945
  • U-boat.net webpage for U-3525

U-3526[edit]

U-3527[edit]

U-3528[edit]

U-3529[edit]

U-3530[edit]

References[edit]