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Patrol info for U-558

Date lookup for 16 Oct 1941

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
11 Oct 1941Brest25 Oct 1941Brest15 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Günther Krech

Oblt. Hans-Ludwig Gaude

Hans-Heinrich Baden

Oblt. Hans-Jürgen Oldörp

Hilmar-Karl Schreyer

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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