List of all U-boats

U-526

Type

IXC/40

 
Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down14 Oct 1941 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 341)
Launched3 Jun 1942
Commissioned12 Aug 1942Kptlt. Hans Möglich
Commanders
12 Aug 1942 - 14 Apr 1943  Kptlt. Hans Möglich
Career
1 patrol
12 Aug 1942-31 Jan 1943  4. Flottille (training)
1 Feb 1943-14 Apr 1943  10. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk at 1036hrs on 14 Apr 1943 in the Bay of Biscay near Lorient, in position 47.30N, 03.45W, by mines. 42 dead and 12 survivors.

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Wolfpack operations

U-526 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Burggraf (24 Feb 1943 - 5 Mar 1943)
   Westmark (6 Mar 1943 - 11 Mar 1943)
   Stürmer (11 Mar 1943 - 20 Mar 1943)
   Seeteufel (23 Mar 1943 - 30 Mar 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-526 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.


Black Bow and Arrow

Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel