|Ordered||8 Jan 1940|
|Laid down||1 Oct 1940||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 559)|
|Launched||26 Jun 1941|
|Commissioned||14 Aug 1941||Oblt. Heinrich Ratsch|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
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).
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.