|Ordered||8 Jan 1940|
|Laid down||31 Aug 1940||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 555)|
|Launched||28 May 1941|
|Commissioned||17 Jul 1941||Kptlt. Dietrich Lohmannn|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk at 1642hrs on 5 May, 1945 in the Kattegat east of Aarhus, in approximate position 56.10N, 11.04E, by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (Sqdn. 547/K) 24 dead, unknown number of survivors. (FDS/NHB and Axel Niestlé, June 1986).
At least 24 dead, unknown number of survivors.
The boat sank in October 1941 in the Baltic Sea in a collision. She was raised and returned to service in April 1942.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-579 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
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Shield with sword and swastika