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Ordered14 Feb 1940
Laid down7 Aug 1941 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 339)
Launched30 Apr 1942
Commissioned8 Jul 1942Kptlt. Freiherr Walter von Steinaecker
8 Jul 1942 - 22 Mar 1943  Kptlt. Freiherr Walter von Steinaecker
2 patrols
8 Jul 1942-30 Nov 1942  4. Flottille (training)
1 Dec 1942-22 Mar 1943  10. Flottille (active service)
Successes2 ships sunk, total tonnage 16,256 GRT

Sunk on 22 March 1943 in the North Atlantic south of Madeira, Portugal, in position 30.15N, 18.13W, by depth charges from a US Liberator aircraft (2nd A/S Sqn USAAF/T). 52 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 2 ships hit by U-524 - View the 2 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-524 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Panzer (23 Nov 1942 - 11 Dec 1942)
   Ungestüm (11 Dec 1942 - 23 Dec 1942)
   Wohlgemut (12 Mar 1943 - 22 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-524 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.


Media links

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

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

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay

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