|Ordered||15 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||10 Nov 1941||Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 343)|
|Launched||1 Jul 1942|
|Commissioned||16 Sep 1942||Kptlt. Karl-Heinz Fuchs|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 11 May 1943 in the North Atlantic north-west of Cape Finisterre, Spain, in position 46.55N, 14.44W, by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Fleetwood, after being damaged by depth charges from a British Halifax aircraft (58 Sqn RAF/D). 11 dead and 45 survivors.
U-528 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Star (27 Apr 1943 - 4 May 1943)
Attacks on this boat and other events
28 Apr 1943
Damage inflicted by the escorts after U-528 attacked convoy ON(S) 5 forced the boat to break off the patrol and return to France. She was sunk nine days later. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 293)
1 recorded attack 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-528 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
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