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Ordered14 Feb 1940
Laid down1 Jul 1941 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 335)
Launched2 Mar 1942
Commissioned19 May 1942Kptlt. Volkmar Schwartzkopff
19 May 1942 - 30 Oct 1942  Kptlt. Volkmar Schwartzkopff
1 patrol
19 May 1942-30 Sep 1942  4. Flottille (training)
1 Oct 1942-30 Oct 1942  2. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk 30 Oct 1942 east of Newfoundland, in position 47.47N, 49.50W, by depth charges from a Canadian Digby aircraft (RCAF Sqdn 10/742). 53 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-520 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.

Black Head

Media links

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

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay