|Ordered||20 Oct 1939|
|Laid down||1 Nov 1940||Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 306)|
|Launched||4 Sep 1941|
|Commissioned||25 Nov 1941||Korvkpt. Karl Neitzel (Knights Cross)|
|Successes||11 ships sunk, total tonnage 71,100 GRT|
1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 249 GRT
8 ships damaged, total tonnage 53,289 GRT
3 ships a total loss, total tonnage 24,338 GRT
Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at St. Nazaire, France (Waller and Niestlé, 2010).
Became as the French submarine Bouan. Stricken 1 May, 1959 as Q176. Broken up in 1960.
Attacks on this boat
15 Nov 1942
An unknown aircraft bombed the boat while operating against the Torch landings in Morocco causing "serious oil leak". (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 109)
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-510 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat! See the emblem page for this boat or view each one below.