U-2501 file photo (at Blohm und Voss in Hamburg, Germany) [28758]

U-2501

CountryGermany
Ship ClassType XXI-class Submarine
Builder NameBlohm und Voss
Slip/Drydock NumberVI
Ordered6 Nov 1943
Laid Down3 Apr 1944
Launched12 May 1944
Commissioned27 Jun 1944
Displacement1,595 tons standard; 2,067 tons submerged
Length252 feet
Beam26 feet
Draft21 feet
Machinery2 MAN M6V40/46KBB supercharged 6-cyl diesel engine (3,900shp), 2 SSW GU365/30 and 2 SSW GV232/28 electric motors (223shp)
Speed16 knots
Range15,500nm at 10 knots surfaced, 340nm at 5 knots submerged
Crew57
Armament6x53.3cm bow torpedo tubes, 23 torpedoes or 17 torpedoes with 12 mines, 4x2cm C/30 anti-aircraft guns
Submerged Speed17.2 knots with GU365/30 motors, 6.1 knots with GV232/28 silent motors
Test Depth240m

Contributor:

ww2dbaseGerman submarine U-2501 was commissioned into service under the command of Oberleutnant zur See Otto Hübschen in mid-1944. She served as a training boat throughout her entire career. Hübschen was transferred away in Nov 1944 (eventually to command another submarine, U-2542, in Mar 1945). She conducted no war patrols during the war, and was scuttled on the same day that the city was surrendered to the British, 3 May 1945.

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Last Major Revision: Sep 2019

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U-2501 Operational Timeline

3 Apr 1944 The keel of U-2501 was laid down at the Blohm und Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany.
12 May 1944 U-2501 was launched at the Blohm und Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany.
27 Jun 1944 U-2501 was commissioned into service under the command of Oberleutnant zur See Otto Hübschen, and the submarine was assigned to the 31st Submarine Flotilla, which was a training unit.
20 Nov 1944 Oberleutnant zur See Otto Hübschen stepped down as the commanding officer of U-2501.
21 Nov 1944 U-2501 was assigned to the 8th Submarine Flotilla, which was a training unit.
3 May 1945 U-2501 was scuttled at 0708 hours in Hamburg, Germany.

Photographs

U-2501, Blohm und Voss shipyard, Hamburg, Germany, mid-1944




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U-2501, Blohm und Voss shipyard, Hamburg, Germany, mid-1944




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