Sunk at 1642hrs on 5 May, 1945 in the Kattegat east of Aarhus, in approximate position 56.10N, 11.04E, by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (Sqdn. 547/K) 24 dead
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Laid down 31 Aug, 1940 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg
Commissioned 17 Jul, 1941 Kptlt. Dietrich Lohmannn
07.41 - 10.41 Kptlt. Dietrich Lohmannn
10.41 - 05.42
05.42 - 10.42 Oblt. Günther Ruppelt
10.42 - 09.44 Oblt. Gerhard Lindner
09.44 - 05.45 Oblt. Hans-Dietrich Schwarzenberg
Career No patrols 17 Jul, 1941 - 22 Oct, 1941 5. Flottille (training)
27 May, 1942 - 31 Aug, 1943 24. Flottille (training)
1 Sep, 1943 - 28 Feb, 1945 23. Flottille (training)
1 Mar, 1945 - 5 May, 1945 4. Flottille (training)
Successes No successes (never on combat patrol)
Fate Sunk at 1642hrs on 5 May, 1945 in the Kattegat east of Aarhus, in approximate position 56.10N, 11.04E, by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (Sqdn. 547/K) 24 dead
At least 24 dead, unknown number of survivors.
The boat sank in October 1941 in the Baltic Sea in a collision. She was raised and returned to service in April 1942.
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.
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