|Ordered||14 Feb 1940|
|Laid down||9 Jul 1941||Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 337)|
|Launched||1 Apr 1942|
|Commissioned||11 Jun 1942||Kptlt. Herbert Schneider (Knights Cross )|
|Successes||7 ships sunk, total tonnage 45,826 GRT|
2 ships damaged, total tonnage 12,479 GRT
Sunk on 23 February 1943 in the North Atlantic south of the Azores, in position 31.27N, 26.22W, by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Totland. 51 dead (all hands lost).
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Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-522 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.