|Ordered||8 Jan 1940|
|Laid down||31 Aug 1940||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 556)|
|Launched||28 May 1941|
|Commissioned||24 Jul 1941||Oblt. Hans GŁnther Kuhlmann|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sank 11 Nov, 1941 in the Baltic Sea near Memel, in position 55.45N, 20.40E, after a collision with the target ship Angelburg. 12 dead and 32 survivors.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-580 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.