List of all U-boats
|Ordered||8 Jan 1940|
|Laid down||31 Aug 1940||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 555)|
|Launched||28 May 1941|
|Commissioned||17 Jul 1941||Kptlt. Dietrich Lohmannn|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Decommissioned on 12 October 1941 at Danzig after a fire in the forward torpedo compartment. Repaired in the Holmwerft at Danzig and returned to service on 27 May 1942.
Sunk at 1642hrs on 5 May 1945 in the Kattegat east of Aarhus, in position 56.10,7N, 11.04E, by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (547 Sqn RAF/K).24 dead, unknown number of survivors. (FDS/NHB and Axel Niestlé, June 1986).
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-579 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.
Shield with Sword and Swastika
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