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Ordered20 Oct 1939
Laid down1 Nov 1940 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 306)
Launched4 Sep 1941
Commissioned25 Nov 1941Korvkpt. Karl Neitzel (Knights Cross)
25 Nov 1941 - 21 May 1943  FrgKpt. Karl Neitzel (Knights Cross)
22 May 1943 - 9 May 1945  Kptlt. Alfred Eick (Knights Cross)
7 patrols
25 Nov 1941-31 Jul 1942  4. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1942-30 Sep 1944  10. Flottille (active service)
1 Oct 1944-8 May 1945  33. Flottille (active service)
Successes11 ships sunk, total tonnage 71,100 GRT
1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 249 GRT
8 ships damaged, total tonnage 53,289 GRT
3 ships a total loss, total tonnage 24,338 GRT

Surrendered on 9 May 1945 at St. Nazaire, France (Waller and Niestlé, 2010).

Post war information (see more post-war boats):
Unseaworthy. Not transferred to UK. Became the French submarine Bouan. Stricken 1 May, 1959 as Q176. Broken up in 1960.

Final location

See the 23 ships hit by U-510 - View the 7 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-510 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Streitaxt (20 Oct 1942 - 2 Nov 1942)
   Schlagetot (9 Nov 1942 - 21 Nov 1942)

Attacks on this boat and other events

15 Nov 1942
U-510 was left with a "serious oil leak" after being bombed by an unidentified aircraft while operating against the Torch landings off Morocco. (Sources: Blair, vol 2, page 109)

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-510 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

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

10th Flotilla

Media links

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

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

Wynn, Kenneth

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay

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