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Ordered14 Feb 1940
Laid down5 Jun 1941 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 313)
Launched30 Dec 1941
Commissioned21 Mar 1942Oblt. Paul Hartwig
21 Mar 1942 - 21 Nov 1942  Kptlt. Paul Hartwig
2 patrols
21 Mar 1942-31 Aug 1942  4. Flottille (training)
1 Sep 1942-21 Nov 1942  10. Flottille (active service)
Successes8 ships sunk, total tonnage 26,383 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 900 tons

Sunk on 21 November 1942 in the North Atlantic south-west of Ireland, in position 46.16N, 17.09W, by depth charges from an Albacore aircraft (817 Sqn FAA/I) of the British carrier HMS Victorious. 1 dead and 52 survivors.

Loss position

See the 9 ships hit by U-517 - View the 2 war patrols

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-517 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

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

Blair, Clay

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