|Ordered||15 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||26 Nov 1941||Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 344)|
|Launched||15 Jul 1942|
|Commissioned||30 Sep 1942||Kptlt. Georg-Werner Fraatz|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk 15 Feb, 1943 in the North Atlantic, in position 55.45N, 31.09W, by depth charges from a British B-24 Liberator aircraft (Sqdn 120/S). 48 dead (all hands lost). (Axel Niestlé, December 2009).
The attack by the Liberator on 15 Feb 1943 was long believed to have sunk the U-225.
Previously recorded fate
- Missing since 12 Feb 1943. (FDS/NHB, May 1987)
Notes. The attack by the British Liberator aircraft (Sqdn 120/S) on 15 Feb 1943 was believed to have sunk the U-225 but in fact was later proven to have in fact sunk the U-529.
U-529 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Ritter (11 Feb 1943 - 12 Feb 1943)
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-529 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
U-boats Missing in Action.