Patrol info for U-558
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|11 Oct 1941||Brest||25 Oct 1941||Brest||15 days|
Kptlt. Günther Krech
Ltn. Hans-Heinrich Baden
Oblt. Hans-Jürgen Oldörp
Daily positions, sinkings and allied attacks during the patrol of U-558
We have daily positions for all 15 days on this patrol.
Departure from Brest on 11 Oct 1941.
12 Oct 1941 - 13 Oct 1941 - 14 Oct 1941 - 15 Oct 1941 - 16 Oct 1941 - 17 Oct 1941 - 18 Oct 1941 - 19 Oct 1941 - 20 Oct 1941 - 21 Oct 1941 - 22 Oct 1941 - 23 Oct 1941 - 24 Oct 1941 -
Arrival at Brest on 25 Oct 1941.
Ships hit by U-558 during this patrol
|Date||U-boat||Commander||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|15 Oct 1941||U-558||Günther Krech||Vancouver Island||9,472||ca|
|17 Oct 1941||U-558||Günther Krech||W.C. Teagle||9,552||br||SC-48|
|17 Oct 1941||U-558||Günther Krech||Erviken||6,595||nw||SC-48|
|17 Oct 1941||U-558||Günther Krech||Rym||1,369||nw||SC-48|
4 ships sunk (26,988 tons).
General Events during this patrol
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Attacks on U-558 during this patrol
16 Oct 1941
18.25 hrs, mid Atlantic: the boat crash dived on being attacked by a British Catalina flying boat (RAF Sqdn 240/U) in the vicinity of convoy SC-48. The single depth charge dropped caused damage to the gyro compass and the stern torpedo tube, but it could be quickly repaired. (Sources: KTB U-558/ADM 237-187)
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