|Ordered||14 Feb 1940|
|Laid down||29 Apr 1941||Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 310)|
|Launched||18 Nov 1941|
|Commissioned||24 Jan 1942||Kptlt. Hans Jürgen Auffermann|
|Successes||4 ships sunk, total tonnage 16,329 GRT|
2 ships damaged, total tonnage 13,551 GRT
2 ships a total loss, total tonnage 8,202 GRT
Sunk 8 July, 1943 north-east of Cape Finisterre, Spain, in position 43.37N, 08.59W, by rockets from a British Liberator aircraft (Sqdn. 224/R). 54 dead (all hands lost).
U-514 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Delphin (5 Jan 1943 - 9 Feb 1943)
Amsel (22 Apr 1943 - 3 May 1943)
Specht (27 Apr 1943 - 4 May 1943)
Fink (4 May 1943 - 6 May 1943)
Elbe (7 May 1943 - 10 May 1943)
Elbe 1 (10 May 1943 - 14 May 1943)
Attacks on this boat and other events
28 Sep 1942
During the night of 27/28 Sep, 1942, U-514 carried out two successful attacks on a small convoy of four merchant ships escorted by USS Roe (DD 418) while on the surface off the Amazon estuary. At 01.10 hours, the U-boat had been forced to dive after being taken under fire by the Brazilian steam merchant Imediato João Silva, but succeeded to retreat from the area without being attacked by the escort.
17 Apr 1943
The outbound boat was unsuccessfully attacked twice by aircraft in the Bay of Biscay. The first attack was made by a British Wellington aircraft (RAF Sqdn 172 / S) with gunfire and 2 bombs at 03.49 hours. At 14.28 hours, a second attack was carried out by the British Whitley aircraft (RAF Sqdn 10 OTU / H) with 4 bombs. (Sources: Rohwer)
2 recorded attacks on this boat.
Men lost from the boat
3 Jun 1942
During a rescue action in the Baltic Sea an officer lost his life. [I WO Leutnant zur See der Reserve Rolf Kühl]
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
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