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Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down26 Nov 1941 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 344)
Launched15 Jul 1942
Commissioned30 Sep 1942Kptlt. Georg-Werner Fraatz
30 Sep 1942 - 15 Feb 1943  Kptlt. Georg-Werner Fraatz (German Cross in Gold)
1 patrol
30 Sep 1942-31 Jan 1943  4. Flottille (training)
1 Feb 1943-15 Feb 1943  10. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk on 15 February 1943 in the North Atlantic south-east of Cape Farewell, Greenland, in position 55.45N, 31.09W, by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (120 Sqn RAF/S). 48 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, December 2009).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Previously recorded fate

  • Missing since 12 Feb 1943. (FDS/NHB, May 1987)
    Notes. The attack by the British Liberator aircraft (Sqdn 120/S) on 15 Feb 1943 was believed to have sunk the U-225 but in fact was later proven to have in fact sunk the U-529.

Wolfpack operations

U-529 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Ritter (11 Feb 1943 - 12 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-529 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.

Sword on Shield

Media links

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

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

Related page:
U-boats Missing in Action.

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