|Ordered||8 Jan 1940|
|Laid down||1 Aug 1940||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 553)|
|Launched||15 May 1941|
|Commissioned||3 Jul 1941||Kptlt. Herbert Schauenburg|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Sunk on 15 January 1942 in the Mediterranean Sea north-west of Mersa Matruh, in position 32.40N, 25.48E, by depth charges from a British Swordfish aircraft (815 Sqn FAA/G). 43 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB, November 1990).
Previously recorded fate
- Sunk by a Sunderland (RAF 230/X) aircraft on 9 Jan, 1943 in position 32.22N, 26.54E. (Postwar assessment)
Notes. This attack was actually against the U-568 causing minor damage to that boat.
Attacks on this boat and other events
29 Oct 1941
The boat was attacked by a Blenheim bomber in the North Atlantic, suffering slight damage.
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-577 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Coat of Arms of Hannover