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Ordered14 Feb 1940
Laid down23 Jun 1941 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 334)
Launched12 Feb 1942
Commissioned7 May 1942Kptlt. Günther Eppen
7 May 1942 - 31 Jan 1943  Kptlt. Günter Eppen
2 patrols
7 May 1942-31 Oct 1942  4. Flottille (training)
1 Nov 1942-31 Jan 1943  2. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Missing in the Bay of Biscay since 31 January 1943. There is no explanation for its loss. 50 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB and Axel Niestlé, June 1996).

Loss position

View the 2 war patrols

U-519 was posted as missing on 10 February 1943 after failing to report its passage of the Bay of Biscay.

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.

Wolfpack operations

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.

U-boat Emblems

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

Man with a Bucket

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

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