List of all U-boats

U-258

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered23 Dec 1939
Laid down20 Mar 1941 Bremer Vulkan-Vegesacker Werft, Bremen-Vegesack (werk 23)
Launched13 Dec 1941
Commissioned4 Feb 1942Oblt. Wilhelm von Mässenhausen
Commanders
4 Feb 1942 - 20 May 1943  Kptlt. Wilhelm von Mässenhausen
Career
4 patrols
4 Feb 1942-31 Aug 1942  5. Flottille (training)
1 Sep 1942-20 May 1943  3. Flottille (active service)
Successes1 ship sunk, total tonnage 6,198 GRT
Fate

Sunk on 20 May 1943 in the North Atlantic southeast of Cape Farewell, in position 55.18N, 27.49W, by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (120 Sqn RAF/P). 49 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 1 ships hit by U-258 - View the 4 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-258 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Pfeil (12 Sep 1942 - 22 Sep 1942)
   Blitz (22 Sep 1942 - 26 Sep 1942)
   Tiger (26 Sep 1942 - 30 Sep 1942)
   Wotan (5 Oct 1942 - 17 Oct 1942)
   Delphin (23 Jan 1943 - 9 Feb 1943)
   Rochen (9 Feb 1943 - 20 Feb 1943)
   Adler (11 Apr 1943 - 13 Apr 1943)
   Meise (13 Apr 1943 - 27 Apr 1943)
   Star (27 Apr 1943 - 4 May 1943)
   Inn (11 May 1943 - 15 May 1943)
   Donau 1 (15 May 1943 - 20 May 1943)

Men lost from the boat

22 Sep 1942
The navigator was lost overboard from U-258. [Obersteuermann Heinrich Wittmann]

12 Jan 1943
During heavy weather in the North Atlantic a lookout on U-258 broke his arm.

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

U-boat Emblems

We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.


Unicorn rising

Media links


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 1

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