List of all U-boats

U-525

Type

IXC/40

 
Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down10 Sep 1941 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 340)
Launched20 May 1942
Commissioned30 Jul 1942Kptlt. Hans-Joachim Drewitz
Commanders
30 Jul 1942 - 11 Aug 1943  KrvKpt. Hans-Joachim Drewitz
Career
3 patrols
30 Jul 1942-31 Dec 1942  4. Flottille (training)
1 Jan 1943-11 Aug 1943  10. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 3,454 GRT
Fate

Sunk 11 Aug, 1943 in the North Atlantic north-west of the Azores, in position 41.29N, 38.55W, by depth charges and aerial torpedoes from an Avenger and a Wilcat aircraft (VC-1) of the American escort carrier USS Card. 54 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 1 ships hit by U-525 - View the 3 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-525 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Falke (28 Dec 1942 - 19 Jan 1943)
   Haudegen (19 Jan 1943 - 15 Feb 1943)
   Amsel (22 Apr 1943 - 3 May 1943)
   Amsel 3 (3 May 1943 - 6 May 1943)
   Rhein (7 May 1943 - 10 May 1943)
   Elbe 1 (10 May 1943 - 14 May 1943)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-525 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


10th Flotilla

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay