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 20 May 1943 in the North Atlantic, in position 55.18N, 27.49W, by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (Sqdn. 120/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