German submarine U-2324

German submarine U-2324

U-Boat Infobox
fieldpost number=
yard number=
order date=
keel=April 21, 1944
launch=June 16, 1944
commission=July 25, 1944
yard=Deutsche Werft, Hamburg
U-Boat Patrol
startdate=Start Date
enddate=End Date
assigned unit=Assigned Unit
U-Boat Patrol
startdate=No Patrols
assigned unit=4th Flotilla
U-Boat Patrol
startdate=January 29 1945
enddate=February 24 1945
assigned unit=32nd Flotilla
U-Boat Patrol
startdate=April 2, 1945
enddate=May 8, 1945
assigned unit=11th Flotilla
U_Boat Command
startdate=July, 1944
enddate=March, 1945
name=Kptlt. Hans-Heinrich Hass
U_Boat Command
startdate=March, 1944
enddate=May, 1945
name=Kptlt. Konstantin von Rappard
U_Boat Sink
type=Type of Ship Sunk
total=Number of Ships Sunk
tonnage=Gross Registered Tonnage
U_Boat Sink
type=Commercial Vessels
U_Boat Sink
type=Military Vessels

The German submarine "U-2324" was a highly advanced submarine built for the Kriegsmarine in World War II. "U-2324" was one of the last commissioned boats to undertake an operational patrol, and one of just three of her class to undergo two. During these patrols, she succeeded in sinking a single small British coastal freighter, one of just five ships sunk by this submarine class.

"U-2321" was built as a German Type XXIII submarine at Hamburg during the spring of 1944. As an early production of a new class of boats which utilised new technologies, she required a lengthy period of sea trials and training to best develop the boat's offensive capablities. It was thus not until January 1945 that her captain, Hans-Heinrich Haas, was permitted to take her on a patrol off the Eastern coast of Scotland.

War Patrol

The first patrol was unsuccessful, Allied precautions and counter-measures were effective enough to prevent her from successfully targeting even the small coastal vessels to be found in this area. She returned empty-handed, and Haas was replaced by Konstantin von Rappard, who now commanded her for the remainder of her service career.

The second patrol of the "U-2323" in April was more successful, with the SS "Monarch" being sunk. This 1,100 ton ship was torpedoed in a night attack on a coastal convoy, and was the only success of the boat during her operational career. "U-2323" returned to Stavanger in May 1945 the day before the surrender. When Germany surrendered, "U-2324" was at Stavanger in Norway, from where it sailed to Loch Ryan in Scotland for disposal in Operation Deadlight. Towed out to sea on the 27 November, the boat was destroyed as a naval gunnery target.

Raiding career


* Sharpe, Peter, "U-Boat Fact File", Midland Publishing, Great Britain: 1998. ISBN 1-85780-072-9.
* [ webpage for "U-2324"]

ee also

*List of U-boats

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