|Ordered||26 Oct 1939|
|Laid down||25 Jun 1940||Flensburger Schiffsbau-Ges, Flensburg (werk 477)|
|Launched||30 Apr 1942|
|Commissioned||15 Aug 1942||Oblt. Rolf Manke|
|Successes||4 ships sunk, total tonnage 17,753 GRT|
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,192 tons
Sunk on 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.
The hunt for U-358 started on 29 February 1944. HMS Affleck, HMS Gould, HMS Gore and HMS Garlies dropped 104 depth charges during this and the next day. HMS Gore and HMS Garlies had to withdraw to Gibraltar for fuel, but the other two frigates continued the attack. U-358 succeeded in torpedoing HMS Gould, but was then forced to the surface and finished off by gunfire from HMS Affleck.
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 target of the depth charge attack on 5 May 1943, south of Cape Farewell, Greenland in position 54.56N, 43.44W, by the British corvette HMS Pink, formerly credited with sinking U-192, was actually U-358, which suffered 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.
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