List of all U-boats

U-580

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered8 Jan 1940
Laid down31 Aug 1940 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 556)
Launched28 May 1941
Commissioned24 Jul 1941Oblt. Hans Günther Kuhlmann
Commanders
24 Jul 1941 - 11 Nov 1941  Oblt. Hans-Günther Kuhlmann
Career
No patrols
24 Jul 1941-11 Nov 1941  5. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

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.

Loss position

Annoucements related to this boat

U-580 discovered in Baltic of Memel (Klaipeda) (4 Jul 2013)

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.


Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel