U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-552

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
18 Feb 1941Helgoland16 Mar 1941St. Nazaire27 days


Officers *

Oblt. Erich Topp

Oblt. Walter Freiherr von Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen

Ltn. Siegfried Koitschka

Franz Säck

Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-552


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We have daily positions for all 27 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-552 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
1 Mar 1941U-552Erich Topp Cadillac12,062brHX-109
10 Mar 1941U-552Erich Topp Reykjaborg687is

2 ships sunk (12,749 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-552 during this patrol

21 Feb 1941
The boat was attacked by an aircraft in the North Atlantic, suffering some damage.

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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