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Ordered14 Feb 1940
Laid down29 Apr 1941 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 310)
Launched18 Nov 1941
Commissioned24 Jan 1942Kptlt. Hans Jürgen Auffermann
24 Jan 1942 - 8 Jul 1943  Kptlt. Hans-Jürgen Auffermann (German Cross in Gold)
4 patrols
24 Jan 1942-31 Aug 1942  4. Flottille (training)
1 Sep 1942-8 Jul 1943  10. Flottille (active service)
Successes4 ships sunk, total tonnage 16,329 GRT
2 ships damaged, total tonnage 13,551 GRT
2 ships a total loss, total tonnage 8,202 GRT

Sunk on 8 July 1943 in the North Atlantic north-west of La Coruña, Spain, in position 43.37N, 08.59W, by rockets from a British Liberator aircraft (224 Sqn RAF/R). 54 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 8 ships hit by U-514 - View the 4 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-514 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Delphin (5 Jan 1943 - 9 Feb 1943)
   Amsel (22 Apr 1943 - 3 May 1943)
   Specht (27 Apr 1943 - 4 May 1943)
   Fink (4 May 1943 - 6 May 1943)
   Elbe (7 May 1943 - 10 May 1943)
   Elbe 1 (10 May 1943 - 14 May 1943)

Attacks on this boat and other events

28 Sep 1942
During the night of 27/28 Sep. 1942, U-514 carried out two successful attacks on a small convoy of four merchant ships escorted by USS Roe (DD 418) while on the surface off the Amazon estuary. At 01.10 hrs, the U-boat had been forced to dive after being fired on by the Brazilian steam merchant Imediato João Silva, but succeeded in leaving the area without being attacked by the escort.

17 Apr 1943
03.49 hrs, Bay of Biscay, outbound: a British Wellington bomber (172 Sqn RAF/S) strafed the boat and dropped two bombs. Shortly afterwards at 14.28, a British Whitley bomber (10 OTU RAF/H) located the boat and dropped four bombs. No damage from either attack. (Sources: Rohwer)

2 recorded attacks on this boat.

Men lost from the boat

3 Jun 1942
An officer lost his life during a rescue operation in the Baltic. [I WO Leutnant zur See der Reserve Rolf Kühl]

  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.

Laughing Cow

Media links

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 2

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay

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