List of all U-boats




Ordered14 Feb 1940
Laid down7 Aug 1941 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 339)
Launched30 Apr 1942
Commissioned8 Jul 1942Kptlt. Freiherr Walter von Steinaecker
8 Jul 1942 - 22 Mar 1943  Kptlt. Freiherr Walter von Steinaecker
2 patrols
8 Jul 1942-30 Nov 1942  4. Flottille (training)
1 Dec 1942-22 Mar 1943  10. Flottille (active service)
Successes2 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).

Loss position

See the 2 ships hit by U-524 - View the 2 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-524 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Panzer (23 Nov 1942 - 11 Dec 1942)
   Ungestüm (11 Dec 1942 - 23 Dec 1942)
   Wohlgemut (12 Mar 1943 - 22 Mar 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-524 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.


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