List of all U-boats

U-586

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered8 Jan 1940
Laid down1 Oct 1940 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 562)
Launched10 Jul 1941
Commissioned4 Sep 1941Oblt. Dietrich von der Esch
Commanders
4 Sep 1941 - 30 Sep 1943  Kptlt. Dietrich von der Esch
1 Oct 1943 - 5 Jul 1944  Oblt. Hans Götze
Career
13 patrols
4 Sep 1941-1 Jan 1942  6. Flottille (training)
1 Jan 1942-30 Jun 1942  6. Flottille (active service)
1 Jul 1942-31 May 1943  11. Flottille (active service)
1 Jun 1943-30 Sep 1943  13. Flottille (active service)
1 Oct 1943-29 Feb 1944  6. Flottille (active service)
1 Mar 1944-5 Jul 1944  29. Flottille (active service)
Successes2 ships sunk, total tonnage 12,716 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 9,057 GRT
Fate

Sunk in the Missiessy East Quay at 1230hrs on 5 July, 1944 in the Mediterranean near Toulon, France in position 43.07N, 05.55E, by bombs during an air raid on USAAF Sq 233 B-24 aircraft.

Loss position

See the 3 ships hit by U-586 - View the 13 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-586 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Robbe (15 Jan 1942 - 24 Jan 1942)
   Greif (14 May 1942 - 29 May 1942)
   Nebelkönig (27 Jul 1942 - 14 Aug 1942)
   Boreas (19 Nov 1942 - 26 Nov 1942)
   Taifun (2 Apr 1943 - 4 Apr 1943)
   Jahn (31 Oct 1943 - 2 Nov 1943)
   Tirpitz 3 (2 Nov 1943 - 8 Nov 1943)
   Eisenhart 5 (9 Nov 1943 - 15 Nov 1943)
   Schill 2 (17 Nov 1943 - 22 Nov 1943)
   Weddigen (22 Nov 1943 - 25 Nov 1943)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-586 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.


Gauntlet

Media links


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, Vol II

Blair, Clay


Hitler's U-boat War

Blair, Clay