|Ordered||15 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||28 Oct 1941||Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 342)|
|Launched||17 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||2 Sep 1942||Kptlt. Herbert Uhlig|
|Successes||1 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.
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 outside 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.
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