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Ordered20 Oct 1939
Laid down1 Nov 1940 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 306)
Launched4 Sep 1941
Commissioned25 Nov 1941Korvkpt. Karl Neitzel (Knights Cross)
25 Nov 1941 - 21 May 1943  FrgKpt. Karl Neitzel (Knights Cross)
22 May 1943 - 9 May 1945  Kptlt. Alfred Eick (Knights Cross)
7 patrols
25 Nov 1941-31 Jul 1942  4. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1942-30 Sep 1944  10. Flottille (active service)
1 Oct 1944-8 May 1945  33. Flottille (active service)
Successes11 ships sunk, total tonnage 71,100 GRT
1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 249 GRT
8 ships damaged, total tonnage 53,289 GRT
3 ships a total loss, total tonnage 24,338 GRT

Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at St. Nazaire, France (Waller and Niestlé, 2010).

Post war information (see more post-war boats):
Unseaworthy. Not transferred to UK. Became the French submarine Bouan. Stricken 1 May, 1959 as Q176. Broken up in 1960.

Final location

See the 23 ships hit by U-510 - View the 7 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-510 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Streitaxt (20 Oct 1942 - 2 Nov 1942)
   Schlagetot (9 Nov 1942 - 21 Nov 1942)

Attacks on this boat and other events

15 Nov 1942
An unknown aircraft bombed the boat while operating against the Torch landings in Morocco causing "serious oil leak". (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 109)

1 recorded attack 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-510 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.

10th Flotilla

Media links

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay