|Ordered||14 Feb 1940|
|Laid down||23 Jun 1941||Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 334)|
|Launched||12 Feb 1942|
|Commissioned||7 May 1942||Kptlt. Günther Eppen|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Missing in the Bay of Biscay since 31 Jan, 1943.
There is no explanation for its loss. 50 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB and Axel Niestlé, June 1996).
Previously recorded fate
- Sunk 10 Feb, 1943 southwest of Ireland, in position 47.05N, 18.34W, by depth charges from an American Liberator aircraft (US-AF Sqdn 2/T). (Postwar assessment)
Notes. This attack was actually against the U-752 inflicting minor damage.
U-519 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Westwall (8 Nov 1942 - 16 Dec 1942)
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-519 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.