|Ordered||8 Jan 1940|
|Laid down||25 Sep 1940||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 558)|
|Launched||12 Jun 1941|
|Commissioned||7 Aug 1941||Kptlt. Werner Schulte|
|Successes||6 ships sunk, total tonnage 38,826 GRT|
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 46 tons (lost aboard transport ships)
Sunk 5 Oct, 1942 south-west of Iceland, in position 58.52N, 21.42W, by depth charges from an American Catalina aircraft (Sqdn VP-73/I, pilot G. F. Swanson). 46 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB, June 1987).
Previously recorded fate
- The attack by a Hudson aircraft (RAF 269/N) on 5 Oct 1942 in position 58.41N, 22.58W. (Postwar assessment)
Notes. This attack actually caused the sinking of U-619.
U-582 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Ziethen (15 Jan 1942 - 22 Jan 1942)
Hai (3 Jul 1942 - 21 Jul 1942)
Blitz (22 Sep 1942 - 26 Sep 1942)
Tiger (26 Sep 1942 - 30 Sep 1942)
Luchs (1 Oct 1942 - 5 Oct 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-582 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.