|Ordered||15 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||10 Sep 1941||Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 340)|
|Launched||20 May 1942|
|Commissioned||30 Jul 1942||Kptlt. Hans-Joachim Drewitz|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 3,454 GRT|
Sunk on 11 August 1943 in the North Atlantic north-west of the Azores, in position 41.29N, 38.55W, by depth charges and a Fido homing torpedo from an Avenger and a Wildcat aircraft (VC-1 USN) of the US escort carrier USS Card. 54 dead (all hands lost).
U-525 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Falke (28 Dec 1942 - 19 Jan 1943)
Haudegen (19 Jan 1943 - 15 Feb 1943)
Amsel (22 Apr 1943 - 3 May 1943)
Amsel 3 (3 May 1943 - 6 May 1943)
Rhein (7 May 1943 - 10 May 1943)
Elbe 1 (10 May 1943 - 14 May 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-525 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.