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German submarine U-529
Career
Name: U-529
Ordered: 15 August 1940
Builder: Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg
Laid down: 26 November 1941
Launched: 15 July 1942
Commissioned: 30 September 1942
Fate: Sunk, 15 February 1943[1]
General characteristics
Type: Type IXC/40 submarine
Displacement: 1,120 t (1,100 long tons) surfaced
1,232 t (1,213 long tons) submerged
Length: 76.8 m (252 ft) overall
58.7 m (192 ft 7 in) pressure hull
Beam: 6.9 m (22 ft 8 in) overall
4.4 m (14 ft 5 in) pressure hull
Height: 9.6 m (31 ft 6 in)
Draft: 4.7 m (15 ft 5 in)
Propulsion: 2 × MAN M9V40/46 supercharged 9-cylinder diesel engines, 4,400 hp (3,300 kW)
2 × SSW GU345/34 double-acting electric motors, 1,000 hp (740 kW)
Speed: 19 knots (35 km/h; 22 mph) surfaced
7.3 knots (13.5 km/h; 8.4 mph) submerged
Range: 25,620 nmi (47,450 km) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph) surfaced
117 nmi (217 km) at 4 kn (7.4 km/h; 4.6 mph) submerged
Test depth: 230 m (750 ft)
Complement: 48 to 56
Armament: 6 × 55 cm (22 in) torpedo tubes (four bow, two stern)
22 × torpedoes
1 × Utof 105 mm (4.1 in)/45 deck gun with 110 rounds
Service record[2][3]
Part of: 4th U-boat Flotilla
(30 September 1942–31 January 1943)
10th U-boat Flotilla
(1–12 February 1943)
Commanders: Kptlt. Georg-Werner Fraatz
(30 September 1942–12 February 1943)
Victories: None

German submarine U-529 was a Type IXC/40 U-boat of the Nazi German Kriegsmarine, built for service during World War II. The submarine was laid down on 26 November 1941 at the Deutsche Werft yard in Hamburg as 'werk' 344, launched on 15 July 1942, and commissioned on 30 September 1942 under the command of Kapitänleutnant Georg-Werner Fraatz. After training with the 4th U-boat Flotilla, U-529 was transferred to the 10th flotilla for front-line service on 1 February 1943.[2]

Service history[]

U-529 sailed from Kiel on her first and only war patrol on 30 January 1943.[3] The U-boat was sunk with all hands on 15 February 1943 in the North Atlantic, in position 55°45′N 31°09′W / 55.75°N 31.15°W / 55.75; -31.15Coordinates: 55°45′N 31°09′W / 55.75°N 31.15°W / 55.75; -31.15, by depth charges from a British Consolidated Liberator aircraft from No. 201 Squadron RAF. She was originally listed as missing, assumed lost at sea, as the Liberator attack of 15 February was believed to have sunk U-225.[2]

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