|Ordered||16 Jan 1940|
|Laid down||11 Jan 1941||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (werk 574)|
|Launched||2 Oct 1941|
|Commissioned||27 Nov 1941||Oblt. Gottfried Holtorf|
|Successes||2 ships sunk, total tonnage 9,295 GRT|
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 6,197 GRT
Sunk on 23 July 1943 in the South Atlantic north-east of Natal, Brazil, in position 04.05S, 33.23W, by depth charges from three US Liberator aircraft (VB-107 USN/B-12, B-8 & B-6). 43 dead and 2 survivors.
U-598 operated with the following Wolfpacks during its career:
Jaguar (18 Jan 1943 - 31 Jan 1943)
Stürmer (11 Mar 1943 - 20 Mar 1943)
Seeteufel (23 Mar 1943 - 30 Mar 1943)
Meise (11 Apr 1943 - 27 Apr 1943)
Men lost from the boat
5 Aug 1942
While U-598 was refuelling in the Middle Atlantic by U-463 one of its men drowned during maintenance work on the hydroplanes and propellers. [Maschinenmaat Willi Bredereck]
Related: For more info on such losses see - Men lost from U-boats -
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