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Ordered15 Aug 1940
Laid down14 Oct 1941 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 341)
Launched3 Jun 1942
Commissioned12 Aug 1942Kptlt. Hans Möglich
12 Aug 1942 - 14 Apr 1943  Kptlt. Hans Möglich
1 patrol
12 Aug 1942-31 Jan 1943  4. Flottille (training)
1 Feb 1943-14 Apr 1943  10. Flottille (active service)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged

Sunk at 1036hrs on 14 April 1943 in the Bay of Biscay off Trois Pierre near Lorient, in position 47.41,5N, 03.22,5W, by a British air-laid mine. 42 dead and 12 survivors.

Loss position

View the 1 war patrol

The wreck of U-526 was raised in 1943 and broken up.

Wolfpack operations

U-526 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Burggraf (24 Feb 1943 - 5 Mar 1943)
   Westmark (6 Mar 1943 - 11 Mar 1943)
   Stürmer (11 Mar 1943 - 20 Mar 1943)
   Seeteufel (23 Mar 1943 - 30 Mar 1943)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-526 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.

Black Bow and Arrow

Media links

U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth

Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay

German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel

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