List of all U-boats

U-584

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered8 Jan 1940
Laid down1 Oct 1940 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 560)
Launched26 Jun 1941
Commissioned21 Aug 1941Kptlt. Joachim Deecke
Commanders
21 Aug 1941 - 20 Dec 1942  Kptlt. Joachim Deecke
20 Dec 1942 - 11 Feb 1943   Kurt Nölke (in deputize) -- acting
12 Feb 1943 - 31 Oct 1943  Kptlt. Joachim Deecke
Career
10 patrols
21 Aug 1941-30 Nov 1941  5. Flottille (training)
1 Dec 1941-31 Oct 1943  1. Flottille (active service)
Successes3 ships sunk, total tonnage 18,478 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 206 tons
Fate

Sunk 31 Oct, 1943 in the North Atlantic, in position 49.14N, 31.55W, by a Fido homing torpedo from 3 Avenger aircraft (VC-9) of the US escort carrier USS Card. 53 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 4 ships hit by U-584 - View the 10 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-584 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Ulan (25 Dec 1941 - 10 Jan 1942)
   Stier (29 Aug 1942 - 2 Sep 1942)
   Vorwärts (2 Sep 1942 - 26 Sep 1942)
   Luchs (27 Sep 1942 - 29 Sep 1942)
   Letzte Ritter (29 Sep 1942 - 1 Oct 1942)
   Falke (4 Jan 1943 - 19 Jan 1943)
   Landsknecht (19 Jan 1943 - 28 Jan 1943)
   Hartherz (3 Feb 1943 - 7 Feb 1943)
   Löwenherz (1 Apr 1943 - 10 Apr 1943)
   Lerche (10 Apr 1943 - 15 Apr 1943)
   Specht (21 Apr 1943 - 4 May 1943)
   Fink (4 May 1943 - 6 May 1943)
   Elbe (7 May 1943 - 10 May 1943)
   Elbe 1 (10 May 1943 - 14 May 1943)
   Leuthen (15 Sep 1943 - 24 Sep 1943)
   Rossbach (24 Sep 1943 - 6 Oct 1943)

Attacks on this boat and other events

7 Sep 1943
The depth charge attack on 7 Sept, 1943 in the Bay of Biscay northwest of Cape Ortegal, Spain, in position 43.36N, 10.13W, by a Canadian aircraft from RCAF Sqdn 407 is often credited with sinking U-669.

The target was actually U-584, which escaped unscathed.

10 Oct 1943
One man was lost overboard in the mid Atlantic south of Iceland. (Thus only 52 men were aboard when the boat was sunk 3 weeks later, rather than 53 as given in most sources).

2 recorded attacks on this boat.

General notes on this boat

18 Jun 1942. Saboteur landings in America
The boat departed Brest, France for a very special patrol on 25 May, 1942. On 18 June, after crossing the Atlantic (submerged by day, surfaced at night) they landed a saboteur team of 4 men on the shore just south of Jacksonville, Florida. This was one of two such teams that landed within a week of each other on the US east coast; the other team came aboard U-202. They were to be the first of many such planned operations. The boat then returned safely to Brest on 22 July.

Men lost from the boat

31 Dec 1941
A lookout broke his arm during heavy weather in the Arctic.

10 Oct 1943
One man was lost overboard in the mid Atlantic south of Iceland. (Thus only 52 men were aboard when the boat was sunk 3 weeks later, rather than 53 as given in most sources).

  Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -


Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


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

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay