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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 on 23 July 1943 in the North Atlantic south of the Azores, in position 35.25N, 27.56W, by depth charges from an Avenger aircraft (VC-9 USN) 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