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Patrol info for U-552


DepartureArrival / FateDuration
25 May 1941St. Nazaire2 Jul 1941St. Nazaire39 days

Commander

Officers *


Oblt. Erich Topp
1WO

Oblt. Götz Baur
2WO

Ltn. Siegfried Koitschka
ObStrm

Franz Säck

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

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We have 30 daily positions for the 39 days U-552 was at sea.

Departure from St. Nazaire on 25 May 1941.
26 May 1941 - 27 May 1941 - 28 May 1941 - 29 May 1941 - 30 May 1941 - 31 May 1941 - 1 Jun 1941 - 2 Jun 1941 - 3 Jun 1941 - 4 Jun 1941 - 5 Jun 1941 - 6 Jun 1941 - 7 Jun 1941 - 8 Jun 1941 - 9 Jun 1941 - 10 Jun 1941 - 11 Jun 1941 - 12 Jun 1941 - 13 Jun 1941 - 14 Jun 1941 - 15 Jun 1941 - 16 Jun 1941 - 17 Jun 1941 - 18 Jun 1941 - 19 Jun 1941 - 20 Jun 1941 - 21 Jun 1941 - 22 Jun 1941 - 23 Jun 1941 - 24 Jun 1941 - 25 Jun 1941 - 26 Jun 1941 - 27 Jun 1941 - 28 Jun 1941 - 29 Jun 1941 - 30 Jun 1941 - 1 Jul 1941 -
Arrival at St. Nazaire on 2 Jul 1941.

Ships hit by U-552 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
10 Jun 1941U-552Erich Topp Ainderby4,860br
12 Jun 1941U-552Erich Topp Chinese Prince8,593br
18 Jun 1941U-552Erich Topp Norfolk10,948br
 24,401

3 ships sunk (24,401 tons).

Legend
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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-552 during this patrol

18 Jun 1941
After locating an inbound convoy Topp attempted to attack and bring in other boats, but was driven off by the escorts. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 307)

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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