List of all U-boats

U-358

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered26 Oct 1939
Laid down25 Jun 1940 Flensburger Schiffsbau-Ges, Flensburg (werk 477)
Launched30 Apr 1942
Commissioned15 Aug 1942Oblt. Rolf Manke
Commanders
15 Aug 1942 - 1 Mar 1944  Kptlt. Rolf Manke (German Cross in Gold)
Career
5 patrols
15 Aug 1942-31 Jan 1943  8. Flottille (training)
1 Feb 1943-1 Mar 1944  7. Flottille (active service)
Successes4 ships sunk, total tonnage 17,753 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,192 tons
Fate

Sunk 1 March 1944 in the North Atlantic north of the Azores, in position 45.46N, 23.16W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Gould, HMS Affleck, HMS Gore and HMS Garlies. 50 dead and 1 survivor.

Loss position

See the 5 ships hit by U-358 - View the 5 war patrols

The hunt for U-358 started on 29 February 1944. Affleck, Gould, Gore and Garlies dropped 104 depth charges during this and the next day. Gore and Garlies had to withdraw to Gibraltar for fuel, but Affleck and Gould continued the attack. U-358 succeeded in torpedoing Gould, but was then forced to the surface and finished off by Affleck's gunfire.

Wolfpack operations

U-358 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Haudegen (27 Jan 1943 - 2 Feb 1943)
   Nordsturm (2 Feb 1943 - 9 Feb 1943)
   Haudegen (9 Feb 1943 - 15 Feb 1943)
   Taifun (15 Feb 1943 - 20 Feb 1943)
   Without name (15 Apr 1943 - 18 Apr 1943)
   Specht (19 Apr 1943 - 4 May 1943)
   Fink (4 May 1943 - 6 May 1943)
   Schill (2 Nov 1943 - 16 Nov 1943)
   Schill 1 (16 Nov 1943 - 22 Nov 1943)
   Weddigen (22 Nov 1943 - 7 Dec 1943)
   Preussen (22 Feb 1944 - 1 Mar 1944)

Attacks on this boat and other events

5 May 1943
The attack on 5 May, 1943 south of Cape Farewell, Greenland in position 54.56N, 43.44W, by depth charges from the British corvette HMS Pink formerly credited with sinking the U-192 was actually against U-358 inflicting severe damage. (Sources: 1991-10-01, FDS/NHB)

1 recorded attack on this boat.

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-358 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.

U-boat Emblems

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


The Snorting Bull - U-47

Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


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

Wynn, Kenneth


Hitler's U-boat War, Vol II

Blair, Clay


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel