U-boat patrols

Patrol info for U-552

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
25 Dec 1941St. Nazaire27 Jan 1942St. Nazaire34 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Erich Topp

Oblt. Ulrich Graf von Soden-Fraunhofen
Cdr sea training

Oblt. Albrecht Brandi

Franz S├Ąck

Werner Klug
WO sea training

Walter Kimmelmann

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

We have daily positions for all 34 days on this patrol.

Wolfpack operations during this patrol

U-552 operated with the following Wolfpacks during this patrol
   Seydlitz (27 Dec 1941 - 6 Jan 1942)
   Ziethen (6 Jan 1942 - 19 Jan 1942)

Ships hit by U-552 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
15 Jan 1942U-552Erich Topp Dayrose4,113brA
18 Jan 1942U-552Erich Topp Frances Salman2,609amB
20 Jan 1942U-552Erich Topp Maro3,838grON-53C

3 ships sunk (10,560 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-552 during this patrol

17 Jan 1942
U-552 was attacked by a "destroyer" after firing torpedoes at a freighter escorted by 2 "destroyers". The boat escaped undamaged. (Sources: Blair, vol 1, page 471)

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