List of all U-boats

U-583

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered8 Jan 1940
Laid down1 Oct 1940 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 559)
Launched26 Jun 1941
Commissioned14 Aug 1941Oblt. Heinrich Ratsch
Commanders
14 Aug 1941 - 15 Nov 1941  Kptlt. Heinrich Ratsch
Career
No patrols
14 Aug 1941-15 Nov 1941  5. Flottille (training)
SuccessesNo ships sunk or damaged
Fate

Sank at 2148hrs on 15 Nov 1941 in the Baltic, near Danzig, in position 55.23N, 17.05E after a collision with U-153. 45 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-583 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.


White Sailing ship

Media links


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

Wynn, Kenneth


German U-Boat Losses During World War II

Niestle, Axel