Bundesarchiv Bild 146-2008-0212, Uboot Hecht (S 171, ex U 2367).jpg
Postwar photo of Hecht (S-171), (former Type XXIII submarine U-2367).
History
Nazi Germany
NameU-2367
Ordered20 September 1944
BuilderDeutsche Werft AG, Hamburg
Yard number521
Laid down11 December 1944
Launched23 February 1945
Commissioned17 March 1945
Fate
  • Sunk on 5 May 1945
  • Raised in August 1956
West Germany
NameHecht
NamesakePike
Commissioned1 October 1957
Stricken30 September 1968
IdentificationPennant number:S 171
FateBroken up in 1969
General characteristics
Class and typeType XXIII submarine
Displacement
  • 234 t (230 long tons) (surfaced)
  • 258 t (254 long tons) (submerged)
Length
  • 34.68 m (113 ft 9 in) (o/a)
  • 26.00 m (85 ft 4 in) (p/h)
Beam
  • 3.02 m (9 ft 11 in) (o/a)
  • 3.00 m (9 ft 10 in) (p/h)
Draught3.66 m (12 ft)
Installed power
  • 575–630 PS (423–463 kW; 567–621 shp) (diesel drive)
  • 580 PS (430 kW; 570 shp) (standard electric drive)
  • 35 PS (26 kW; 35 shp) (silent electric drive)
Propulsion
Speed
  • 9.7 knots (18 km/h; 11 mph) (surfaced)
  • 12.5 knots (23 km/h; 14 mph) (submerged)
Range
  • 2,600 nautical miles (4,800 km; 3,000 mi) at 8 knots (15 km/h; 9.2 mph) surfaced
  • 194 nmi (359 km; 223 mi) at 4 knots (7.4 km/h; 4.6 mph) submerged
Test depth180 m (590 ft)
Complement14–18
Armament
Service record (Kriegsmarine)
Part of:
Commanders:
Operations: None
Victories: None

German submarine U-2367 was a Type XXIII U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II. She was ordered on 20 September 1944, and was laid down on 11 December 1944 at Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg, as yard number 521. She was launched on 23 February 1945 and commissioned under the command of Oberleutnant zur See Heinrich Schröder on 17 March 1945.[2]

Design

Like all Type XXIII U-boats, U-2367 had a displacement of 234 tonnes (230 long tons) when at the surface and 258 tonnes (254 long tons) while submerged. She had a total length of 34.68 m (113 ft 9 in) (o/a), a beam width of 3.02 m (9 ft 11 in) (o/a), and a draught depth of3.66 m (12 ft). The submarine was powered by one MWM six-cylinder RS134S diesel engine providing 575–630 metric horsepower (423–463 kilowatts; 567–621 shaft horsepower), one AEG GU4463-8 double-acting electric motor electric motor providing 580 PS (430 kW; 570 shp), and one BBC silent running CCR188 electric motor providing 35 PS (26 kW; 35 shp).[3]

The submarine had a maximum surface speed of 9.7 knots (18.0 km/h; 11.2 mph) and a submerged speed of 12.5 knots (23.2 km/h; 14.4 mph). When submerged, the boat could operate at 4 knots (7.4 km/h; 4.6 mph) for 194 nautical miles (359 km; 223 mi); when surfaced, she could travel 2,600 nautical miles (4,800 km; 3,000 mi) at 8 knots (15 km/h; 9.2 mph). U-2367 was fitted with two 53.3 cm (21 in) torpedo tubes in the bow. She could carry two preloaded torpedoes. The complement was 14 – 18 men.[3] This class of U-boat did not carry a deck gun.[2]

Service history

On 5 May 1945, U-2367 sunk near Schleimünde after a collision with another unidentified German U-boat.[2]

The wreck was originally located at 55°00′N 11°00′E / 55.000°N 11.000°E / 55.000; 11.000.

Post war service

In August 1956, U-2367 was raised by the German Federal Navy and commissioned Hecht on 1 October 1957. On 30 September 1968, she was struck from the navy list and then broken up in Kiel in 1969.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Heinrich Schröder". Uboat.net. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d Helgason, Guðmundur. "U-2367". Uboat.net. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  3. ^ a b Gröner 1991, p. 89.

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