Patrol info for U-558
Date lookup for 16 Oct 1941
|Departure||Arrival / Fate||Duration|
|11 Oct 1941||Brest||25 Oct 1941||Brest||15 days|
Kptlt. Günther Krech
Oblt. Hans-Ludwig Gaude
Oblt. Hans-Jürgen Oldörp
U-558's position on 16 Oct 1941
Ships hit by U-558 on this date
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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 (240 Sqn RAF/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 was quickly repaired. (Sources: KTB U-558/ADM 237-187)
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