|Ordered||16 Jan 1940|
|Laid down||16 Oct 1940||Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel (werk 289)|
|Launched||4 Oct 1941|
|Commissioned||12 Dec 1941||Oblt. Kurt Diggins|
|Successes||2 ships sunk, total tonnage 7,584 GRT|
Sunk on 22 August 1943 in the Mediterranean Sea south-east of Pantelleria, Italy, in position 36.25N, 12.39E, by depth charges from the British escort destroyer HMS Easton and the Greek escort destroyer Pindos. HMS Easton also rammed the submarine. 8 dead and 39 survivors.
U-458 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Tümmler (1 Oct 1942 - 11 Oct 1942)
Attacks on this boat and other events
13 Nov 1942
The boat was attacked by a British Hudson aircraft and was damaged so badly that she was forced to return to base.
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-458 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 2 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
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