|Ordered||20 Oct 1939|
|Laid down||11 Sep 1940||Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 303)|
|Launched||15 Jul 1941|
|Commissioned||8 Oct 1941||Korvkpt. Harro Schacht (Knights Cross)|
|Successes||19 ships sunk, total tonnage 77,143 GRT|
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 6,561 GRT
Sunk 13 Jan, 1943 in the South Atlantic north-west of Natal, in position 01.38S, 39.52W, by depth charges from a US Catalina aircraft (VP-83/P-10). 54 dead (all hands lost).
Attacks on this boat
9 May 1942
The boat was attacked by a US Navy PBY Catalina flying boat approx. 225 miles south of its base at Pensacola. (Sources: Ragnar J. Ragnarsson)
10 May 1942
The boat was attacked by a US Navy PBY Catalina flying boat approx. 56 miles SSW of its base at Pensacola. (Sources: Ragnar J. Ragnarsson)
2 recorded attacks on this boat.
General notes on this boat
15 Sep 1942. U-507 (along with U-156 and U-506 and Italian submarine Cappellini) took part in the rescue operations after the sinking of SS Laconia in September 1942 off Africa. About 1500 men were saved by these boats and French ships from Dakar (which arrived on Sept 16, 4 days after the sinking).
Men lost from the boat
7 Oct 1942
One man lost after illness at sea. [Obersteuermann Kurt Warkentin]
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -