|Ordered||16 Jan 1940|
|Laid down||31 Oct 1940||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 563)|
|Launched||23 Jul 1941|
|Commissioned||11 Sep 1941||Kptlt. Ulrich Borcherdt|
|Successes||4 ships sunk, total tonnage 22,734 GRT|
1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 655 GRT
Sunk 27 March, 1942 in the North Atlantic, in position 47.21N, 21.39W, by depth charges from the British escort destroyers HMS Grove and HMS Aldenham, and the British destroyers HMS Volunteer and HMS Leamington. 42 dead (all hands lost).
U-587 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Robbe (15 Jan 1942 - 24 Jan 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-587 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
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