Patrol info for U-553
Date lookup for 17 Oct 1941
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|7 Oct 1941||St. Nazaire||22 Oct 1941||St. Nazaire||16 days|
Kptlt. Karl Thurmann
Oblt. Wolfgang von Eickstedt
Oblt. Erich von Lilienfeld
U-553's position on 17 Oct 1941
Ships hit by U-553 on this date
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Attacks on U-553 during this patrol
17 Oct 1941
After a successful attack on convoy SC 48, the boat dived to 90m (295ft) to avoid a destroyer which approached. Three depth charges were dropped at the diving position, detonating high above the U-boat which escaped further attacks by passing under the convoy. The destroyer was probably USS Kearny, which dropped a single depth charge at 00.22 hrs. (Sources: KTB U-553/ADM 237-164)
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