|Ordered||8 Jan 1940|
|Laid down||1 Aug 1940||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 554)|
|Launched||15 May 1941|
|Commissioned||10 Jul 1941||Korvkpt. Ernst-August Rehwinkel|
|Successes||4 ships sunk, total tonnage 23,635 GRT|
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,090 tons
Previously recorded fate
Attacks on this boat and other events
25 Nov 1941
The boat was rammed by a Soviet escort in the Barents Sea, but suffered only 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-578 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
The Snorting Bull - U-47