|Ordered||15 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||28 Oct 1941||Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 342)|
|Launched||17 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||2 Sep 1942||Kptlt. Herbert Uhlig|
|Successes||1 ship sunk, total tonnage 5,242 GRT|
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 291 tons (lost aboard transport ships)
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 5,848 GRT
Sunk on 23 July 1943 in the North Atlantic south of the Azores, in position 35.25N, 27.56W, by depth charges from an Avenger aircraft (VC-9 USN) of the US escort carrier USS Bogue. 40 dead and 13 survivors.
U-527 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Burggraf (24 Feb 1943 - 5 Mar 1943)
Westmark (6 Mar 1943 - 11 Mar 1943)
Stürmer (11 Mar 1943 - 20 Mar 1943)
Seewolf (21 Mar 1943 - 30 Mar 1943)
Attacks on this boat and other events
20 Mar 1943
The boat was attacked by a Sunderland flying boat in the North Atlantic. Minor damage.
13 May 1943
As U-527 was attacking a large damaged ship under tow off the Bay of Biscay, a corvette was summoned and dropped 15 depth charges. U-527 escaped unscathed. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 348)
2 recorded attacks on this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-527 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.
Coat of Arms of Meldorf