U 580

Vestfold,Norway

U 580 was built by Blohm & Voss in Hamburg, and was launched 28.May 1941. She was put under command of Oberleutnant zur see Hans Günther Kuhlmann ( also see U 166 ) and sent to 5.Unterseeboot flotille in Kiel. Under battle training outside Litauen, she was rammed by the German target steamer Angelburg 11.November 1941. Twelve men of the crew perished in the accident. The wreck was discovered by divers totally intact in the summer 2013 outside Klaipeda. The wreck rest today on a depth of 40 meters standing on her keel.


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U 580

224,1 x 35,2 x 13,5 f
     
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769 displ ( surfaced ) Hamburg ( D ) 1941 Kiel ( D )


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