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Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down28 Oct 1941 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 342)
Launched17 Jun 1942
Commissioned2 Sep 1942Kptlt. Herbert Uhlig
2 Sep 1942 - 23 Jul 1943  Kptlt. Herbert Uhlig
2 patrols
2 Sep 1942-31 Jan 1943  4. Flottille (training)
1 Feb 1943-23 Jul 1943  10. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 5,242 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 291 tons (lost aboard transport ships)
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 5,848 GRT

Sunk 23 July 1943 in the mid-Atlantic south of the Azores during support of U-648, in position 35.25N, 27.56W, by depth charges from Avenger aircraft (VC-9) of the US escort carrier USS Bogue. 40 dead and 13 survivors.

Loss position

See the 3 ships hit by U-527 - View the 2 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-527 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)
   Seewolf (21 Mar 1943 - 30 Mar 1943)

Attacks on this boat and other events

20 Mar 1943
The boat was attacked by a Sunderland flying boat in the North Atlantic. Minor damage.

13 May 1943
As U-527 was attacking a large damaged ship under tow off the Bay of Biscay, a corvette was summoned and dropped 15 depth charges. U-527 escaped unscathed. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 348)

2 recorded attacks on this boat.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-527 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.

Coat of Arms of Meldorf

Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

Torpedoes in the Gulf

Wiggins, Melanie