|Ordered||14 Feb 1940|
|Laid down||7 Aug 1941||Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 339)|
|Launched||30 Apr 1942|
|Commissioned||8 Jul 1942||Kptlt. Freiherr Walter von Steinaecker|
|Successes||2 ships sunk, total tonnage 16,256 GRT|
Sunk 22 March, 1943 south of Madeira, Portugal, in position 30.15N, 18.13W, by depth charges from a US Liberator aircraft (US-Air Force Sqdn 1/T). 52 dead (all hands lost).
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-524 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.