|Ordered||17 Jun 1937|
|Laid down||29 Sep 1937||Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 257)|
|Launched||12 Oct 1938|
|Commissioned||4 Feb 1939||Oblt. Herbert Kuppisch (Knights Cross)|
|Successes||6 ships sunk, total tonnage 16,148 GRT|
1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 8,401 GRT
Scuttled on 3 May 1945 at Kiel after being decommissioned in April 1945. Wreck broken up.
This boat was fitted with a Schnorchel underwater-breathing apparatus in August 1943.
Read more about the Schnorchel and see list of fitted boats.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-58 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.
English Tophat with Chamberlain! text
There was another U-58 in World War One
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 31 May 1916 and commissioned into the Imperial Navy on 9 Aug 1916. The Naval war in WWI was brought to an end with the Armistice signed on 11 Nov, 1918. Read about SM U 58 during WWI.
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