|Ordered||15 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||14 Oct 1941||Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 341)|
|Launched||3 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||12 Aug 1942||Kptlt. Hans Möglich|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk at 1036hrs on 14 Apr, 1943 in the Bay of Biscay near Lorient, in position 47.30N, 03.45W, by mines. 42 dead and 12 survivors.
U-526 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Burggraf (24 Feb 1943 - 5 Mar 1943)
Westmark (6 Mar 1943 - 11 Mar 1943)
Stürmer (11 Mar 1943 - 20 Mar 1943)
Seeteufel (23 Mar 1943 - 30 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-526 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.