List of all U-boats

U-658

Type

VIIC

 
Ordered9 Oct 1939
Laid down15 Nov 1940 Howaldtswerke Hamburg AG, Hamburg (werk 807)
Launched11 Sep 1941
Commissioned5 Nov 1941Kptlt. Hans Senkel
Commanders
5 Nov 1941 - 30 Oct 1942  Kptlt. Hans Senkel
Career
2 patrols
5 Nov 1941-31 Jul 1942  8. Flottille (training)
1 Aug 1942-30 Oct 1942  6. Flottille (active service)
Successes3 ships sunk, total tonnage 12,146 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 6,466 GRT
Fate

Sunk 30 Oct, 1942 east of Newfoundland, in position 50.32N, 46.32W, by depth charges from a Canadian Hudson aircraft (RCAF Sqdn. 145/Y). 48 dead (all hands lost).

Loss position

See the 4 ships hit by U-658 - View the 2 war patrols

Wolfpack operations

U-658 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
   Panther (13 Oct 1942 - 20 Oct 1942)
   Veilchen (20 Oct 1942 - 30 Oct 1942)

Men lost from U-boats

Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-658 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.


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

Blair, Clay