List of all U-boats

U-528

Type

IXC/40

 
Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down10 Nov 1941 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 343)
Launched1 Jul 1942
Commissioned16 Sep 1942Kptlt. Karl-Heinz Fuchs
Commanders
16 Sep 1942 - 19 Dec 1942  Kptlt. Karl-Heinz Fuchs
19 Dec 1942 - 11 May 1943   Georg von Rabenau
Career
1 patrol
16 Sep 1942-31 Mar 1943  4. Flottille (training)
1 Apr 1943-11 May 1943  10. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sunk 11 May 1943 in the North Atlantic south-west of Ireland, in position 46.55N, 14.44W, by depth charges from a British Handley Page Halifax aircraft (Sqdn. 58/D) and by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Fleetwood. 11 dead and 45 survivors.

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

Wolfpack operations

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.

U-boat Emblems

We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Black Bird

Wolf on top of World

Media links


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