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U BOATS IN ACTION SOUTH ATLANTIC - U-518 U-863

5)U 582



Ordered - 8 Jan 1940


Laid down - 25 Sep 1940


Launched - 12 Jun 1941


Commissioned 7 Aug Kptlt. Werner Schultze


Commanders

7 Aug 1941 -  5 Oct 1942 - KrvKpt. Werner Schultze


Career 

4 patrols  


7 Aug 194131 Dec 1941 5. Flotille (training)


1 Jan 1942 -  5 Oct 1942  1. Flotille (active service)


Successes - 6 ships sunk, total tonnage 38,826 GRT


1 warship sunk, total tonnage 46 tons (lost aboard transport ships)


Fate - Sunk on 5 October 1942 in the North Atlantic south-west of Iceland, in position 58º.52'N, 21º.42'W, by depth charges from a US Catalina aircraft (VP-73 USN/I). 46 dead (all hands lost). (FDS/NHB, June 1987).


By www.uboat.net


In the south Atlantic U-582 sank 2 ships for a total of 15,115DWT


HONOLULAN - STELLA LYKES


HONOLULAN


STELLA LYKES


 

 
 

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