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Ordered14 Feb 1940
Laid down9 Jul 1941 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 337)
Launched1 Apr 1942
Commissioned11 Jun 1942Kptlt. Herbert Schneider (Knights Cross )
11 Jun 1942 - 23 Feb 1943  Kptlt. Herbert Schneider (Knights Cross)
2 patrols
11 Jun 1942-30 Sep 1942  4. Flottille (training)
1 Oct 1942-23 Feb 1943  2. Flottille (active service)
Successes7 ships sunk, total tonnage 45,826 GRT
2 ships damaged, total tonnage 12,479 GRT

Sunk 23 Feb 1943 in the mid-Atlantic south-west of Madeira, Portugal, in position 31.27N, 26.22W, by depth charges from the British coastguard cutter HMS Totland. 51 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 9 ships hit by U-522 - View the 2 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-522 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Kreuzotter (8 Nov 1942 - 22 Nov 1942)
   Delphin (3 Jan 1943 - 14 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-522 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

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, Vol II

Blair, Clay

Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay