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Ordered14 Feb 1940
Laid down9 Jul 1941 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 337)
Launched1 Apr 1942
Commissioned11 Jun 1942Kptlt. Herbert Schneider (Knights Cross )
11 Jun 1942 - 23 Feb 1943  Kptlt. Herbert Schneider (Knights Cross)
2 patrols
11 Jun 1942-30 Sep 1942  4. Flottille (training)
1 Oct 1942-23 Feb 1943  2. Flottille (active service)
Successes7 ships sunk, total tonnage 45,826 GRT
2 ships damaged, total tonnage 12,479 GRT

Sunk on 23 February 1943 in the North Atlantic south of the Azores, in position 31.27N, 26.22W, by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Totland. 51 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 9 ships hit by U-522 - View the 2 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-522 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Kreuzotter (8 Nov 1942 - 22 Nov 1942)
   Delphin (3 Jan 1943 - 14 Feb 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-522 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

Media links

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

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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