|Ordered||10 Apr 1941|
|Laid down||10 Apr 1942||Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 355)|
|Launched||7 Nov 1942|
|Commissioned||27 Jan 1943||Kptlt. Peter Schrewe|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Attacks on this boat and other events
31 Oct 1943
A Canadian Hudson aircraft (Sqdn 11) fired eight rockets at the boat which missed their mark. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 459)
10 Nov 1943
A Canadian Catalina aircraft (Sqdn 5) dropped four depth charges on the boat off Cape Race, Canada. The boat escaped unharmed. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 459)
11 Nov 1943
A Canadian Catalina aircraft (Sqdn 5) dropped 4 depth chages, causing slight damage. Ships called in to hunt her failed to locate the boat and she reached port on December 8. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 459)
5 Mar 1944
While outbound from France the boat was attacked by an unidentified Allied aircraft and damaged so badly she was forced to return to Lorient, arriving 6 March. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 538)
4 recorded attacks on this boat.
General notes 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-537 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.
Anchor and crossed swords