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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 on 30 October 1942 in the North Atlantic east of Newfoundland, in position 47.47N, 49.50W, by depth charges from a Canadian Digby aircraft 747 (10 Sqn RCAF/Z). 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