List of all U-boats

U-582

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered8 Jan 1940
Laid down25 Sep 1940 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 558)
Launched12 Jun 1941
Commissioned7 Aug 1941Kptlt. Werner Schulte
Commanders
7 Aug 1941 - 5 Oct 1942  KrvKpt. Werner Schulte
Career
4 patrols
7 Aug 1941-31 Dec 1941  5. Flottille (training)
1 Jan 1942-5 Oct 1942  1. Flottille (active service)
Successes6 ships sunk, total tonnage 38,826 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 46 tons (lost aboard transport ships)
Fate

Sunk 5 Oct, 1942 south-west of Iceland, in position 58.52N, 21.42W, by depth charges from an American Catalina aircraft (Sqdn VP-73/I, pilot G. F. Swanson). 46 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB, June 1987).

Loss position

See the 7 ships hit by U-582 - View the 4 war patrols

Previously recorded fate

  • The attack by a Hudson aircraft (RAF 269/N) on 5 Oct 1942 in position 58.41N, 22.58W. (Postwar assessment)
    Notes. This attack actually caused the sinking of U-619.

Wolfpack operations

U-582 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Ziethen (15 Jan 1942 - 22 Jan 1942)
   Hai (3 Jul 1942 - 21 Jul 1942)
   Blitz (22 Sep 1942 - 26 Sep 1942)
   Tiger (26 Sep 1942 - 30 Sep 1942)
   Luchs (1 Oct 1942 - 5 Oct 1942)

Men lost from the boat

10 Jan 1942
During heavy weather in the North Atlantic a lookout on U-582 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.


City Keys

Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


U-Boat Operations of the Second World War - Vol 2

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay