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Ordered20 Oct 1939
Laid down11 Sep 1940 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 303)
Launched15 Jul 1941
Commissioned8 Oct 1941Korvkpt. Harro Schacht (Knights Cross)
8 Oct 1941 - 13 Jan 1943  KrvKpt. Harro Schacht (Knights Cross)
4 patrols
8 Oct 1941-28 Feb 1942  4. Flottille (training)
1 Mar 1942-13 Jan 1943  2. Flottille (active service)
Successes19 ships sunk, total tonnage 77,143 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 6,561 GRT

Sunk on 13 January 1943 in the South Atlantic north-west of Fortaleza, Brazil, in position 01.38S, 39.52W, by depth charges from a US Catalina aircraft (VP-83 USN/P-10). 54 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 20 ships hit by U-507 - View the 4 war patrols

Attacks on this boat and other events

9 May 1942
A US Navy Catalina flying boat attacked approx. 225 miles (362 km) south of its base at Pensacola. (Sources: Ragnar J. Ragnarsson)

10 May 1942
A US Navy Catalina flying boat attacked approx. 56 miles (90 km) SSW of its base at Pensacola. (Sources: Ragnar J. Ragnarsson)

2 recorded attacks on this boat.

General notes on this boat

15 Sep 1942. U-507 (together with U-156 and U-506 and the Italian submarine Cappellini) took part in the rescue operations after the sinking of Laconia in September 1942 off Africa. About 1500 men were saved by these boats and by French ships from Dakar (which arrived on 16 Sept, four days after the sinking).

13 Jan 1943. A survivor from the sinking of the British steam merchant Baron Dechmont by U-507 on Jan. 3, was lost together with his captors when U-507 was herself sunk on the 13th Jan.

Men lost from the boat

5 May 1942
One of the crew broke his arm during the handling of a torpedo.

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.

White Dog

Media links

The sinking of the laconia and the u-boat war

Duffy, James P.

One Common Enemy

McLoughlin, Jim

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

Wynn, Kenneth

Dark Sky, Deep Water

Franks, Norman

Torpedo Junction

Hickam, Homer
(£ 16.95)

Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay

Torpedoes in the Gulf

Wiggins, Melanie

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