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Patrol info for U-552

DepartureArrival / FateDuration
7 Mar 1942St. Nazaire27 Apr 1942St. Nazaire52 days


Officers *

Kptlt. Erich Topp

Franz S├Ąck

Ltn. Werner Klug

Patrol description

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

We have daily positions for all 52 days on this patrol.

Ships hit by U-552 during this patrol

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. ConvoyMap
25 Mar 1942U-552Erich Topp Ocana6,256nlA
3 Apr 1942U-552Erich Topp David H. Atwater2,438amB
5 Apr 1942U-552Erich Topp Byron D. Benson7,953amC
7 Apr 1942U-552Erich Topp British Splendour7,138brD
7 Apr 1942U-552Erich Topp Lancing7,866nwE
9 Apr 1942U-552Erich Topp Atlas7,137amF
10 Apr 1942U-552Erich Topp Tamaulipas6,943amG

7 ships sunk (45,731 tons).

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General Events during this patrol

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Attacks on U-552 during this patrol

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* These are officers that later became commanders themselves.

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